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

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

 Pursuant to District Court General Order 2014-2 , the Federal Public Defender for the District of Colorado has been appointed to provide an initial advisement of the application of Amendment 782 to all defendants convicted in this District who may be eligible for a reduction of sentence.  Additional information about Amendment 782 may be found on the Federal Public Defender's website at: ... read more

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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.