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

The Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado take great pleasure in announcing the reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe to a third term of eight years effective February 11, 2015.   To view the announcement, please click on the link above.

A merit selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review the current service of incumbent Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix, as magistrate judge and other experience, the comments from members of the bar and public, and other evidence of the incumbent’s good character, experience, ability, and commitment to equal justice under the law. The Panel shall submit their report to the Court on or before March 20, 2015 unless otherwise directed by the Court, whether the ... read more

The Court will continue to operate under the procedures set forth in the Durango Pilot Project Protocol (Corrected) issued on October 28, 2013. This protocol, unless replaced sooner by one implemented in accordance with the Court’s local rules, shall remain in effect until March 9, 2015. 

New Magistrate Judge Nominee - November 19, 2014
The United States District Court for the District of Colorado has nominated Nina Y. Wang to replace Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland, the current incumbent, who will retire effective February 8, 2015.  Ms. Wang’s appointment is subject to a required background investigation.  To facilitate this nomination, the Court appointed a seven member Magistrate Judge Selection Panel that reviewed submissions received from 60 applicants.  From this applicant pool, the Selection Panel made its recommendation ... read more

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado reviewed and approved revisions to its Local Rules which become effective December 1, 2014. The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure continues its comprehensive review of the local rules. In the 2014 rules cycle the Committee focused on the restyling of the local criminal rules, updating the rules applicable to members of the bar, and converting pilot programs to local rules. All members of the bar and th ... read more

Upcoming Events

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - February 18, 2015

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - February 18, 2015 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.


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Naturalization Ceremony February 27, 2015 at noon
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 noon on the above date.

 

Civil CM/ECF Training - February 4, 2015

Civil CM/ECF Training February 4, 2015 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. Topics include:

  • How to prepare documents for electronic filing
  • How to file electronically to ECF
  • How to retrieve electronically filed documents
  • How to change your noticing options
  • What to do if you have difficulties filing electronically
  • Overview of ECF procedures including document retention, service, electronic signatures, and system requirements

Click here to register for a class.


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Public Notice Concerning the Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, is due to expire on August 5, 2015.   The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term.  Written comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court.  Click here for more details and instructions on submitting comments.