The United States District Court
District of Colorado

Hon. Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge
Jeffrey P. Colwell Esq., Clerk of Court

Our mission is to serve the public by providing a fair and impartial forum that ensures equal access to justice in accordance with the rule of law, protects rights and liberties of all persons, and resolves cases in a timely and efficient manner.

Court News

U.S. DISTRICT COURT LOCAL RULES REVISIONS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2017 - Monday, November 20, 2017

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado reviewed and approved revisions to its Local Rules which become effective December 1, 2017.

The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure in 2017 continued its review of public suggestions and comments for improvements to the local rules. In the 2017 rules cycle the Committee efforts included refinements to the initial review process for unrepresented parties and prisoners; the making of further adjustments to the limited representation procedure made available for all parties in 2016; an assortment of new administrative provisions that will contribute to more efficient case administration; and several amendments to attorney practice rules.

The amendments can be found in final form and redline/strikeout versions by visiting the link below.

Visit the Local Rules page

 

District General Order 2017-1: Order Adopting Durango and Grand Junction Protocol - Friday, October 06, 2017

Effective immediately, the Court has adopted the enclosed protocol for all criminal cases where the initial appearance is held in Durango or Grand Junction. General Order 2015-1 is hereby vacated.

View General Order 2017-1.
 

Appointment of New Members to Committee on Conduct - Monday, September 18, 2017

The District Court has selected Ann Marie Byers and Peter B. Goldstein as new members of the Committee on Conduct to replace two term-limited members, N Reid Neureiter and John Lebsack. An order signed by Chief Judge Marcia S. Krieger on September 14, 2017, reflecting that decision as well as the composition, terms, and officers of the Committee can be found HERE.

 

Pilot Program to Locate a Full-time Magistrate Judge In the Pueblo Jury Division - Friday, August 11, 2017
The U.S. District Court provides the following notice and opportunity for public comment about the August 9, 2017 approval of a pilot program.  The pilot program directs that a full-time magistrate judge be located in the Pueblo jury division (JD4) beginning on or after January 1, 2018.  See the attached pilot program for details, or visit the office of the clerk at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse for a copy. 

A thirty-day comment period will commence with the date of this Public Notice, with comments due no later than the close of business hours of the office of the clerk [5:00 p.m. Mountain Time] on Monday, September 11, 2017.  Comments should be submitted by electronic mail to the following address: LocalRule_Comments@cod.uscourts.gov; or by U.S. mail to: Legal Officer, U.S. District Court, Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, CO 80294.

 

Download Pilot Program to Locate a Full-time Magistrate Judge In the Pueblo Jury Division (JD4).

 

Upcoming Events

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - January 10, 2018

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - January 10, 2018 from 9am to 11am in Room A142 on the 1st Floor of the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse in Denver.

The training program provides attorneys and their staff with the knowledge necessary to use the electronic filing system. The presentation is oriented towards civil filings but there will be discussion on filing in criminal cases as well. Topics include:

  • Overview of useful documents/tools (i.e. ECF User Manual, mailing info, Event Report) 
  • Overview/discussion of ECF procedures including document retention, service/certificates of service, electronic signatures, technical problems, timeliness of filing, restricted documents, etc.
  • Adding/changing e-mail addresses for noticing
  • Native PDF documents
  • How to retrieve electronically filed documents
  • Hands on practice in e-filing into ECF

Click here to register for a class.


 

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - December 13, 2017

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - December 13, 2017 from 9am to 11am in Room A142 on the 1st Floor of the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse in Denver.

The training program provides attorneys and their staff the knowledge necessary to open a new civil case in the Court's electronic filing system. Topics include:

  • Overview of useful documents (i.e. ECF Procedures, ECF User Manual, and Attorney Case Opening Manual)
  • Opening the case in ECF
  • Adding Civil Cover sheet information
  • Searching for and adding parties
  • Filing the initiating document (i.e. complaint, notice of removal, etc.)
  • Paying the filing fee via Pay.gov

Click here to register for a class.

 

Naturalization Ceremony December 29, 2017

The bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes all naturalization applications and provides the Court with a list of the candidates selected to be naturalized in the Federal Court. The ceremony usually takes place in the Alfred A. Arraj courthouse (address at bottom of page) in courtroom A201 beginning at 1:00 PM on December 29, 2017. Applicants are asked to arrive at noon.