The United States District Court
District of Colorado

Hon. Philip A. Brimmer, 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance: For information regarding COVID-19 guidance,
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Court News

Biennial $50 Fee

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 through Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 the U.S. District Court will begin collecting a $50.00 fee from all USDC members admitted before Oct. 1 (this includes US Bankruptcy Court bar members) that is imposed every two years. The fee will be used to continue funding the Federal Pro Se Clinic (see Aug. 16, 2018 Press Release). Please note that the fee is waived for attorneys employed by the United States government and serving in a legal capacity for it. For more information on how to pay the fee, how to determine if you are a bar member, or other bar membership matters, visit the Attorney Services Portal page of this website.

 

Civil Case Bills of Costs Procedures and Guide

Please visit the Bills of Costs - Guide and FAQs page HERE for the Bill of Costs Form, Instructions, and a comprehensive Hearing Officer’s Guide that explains all aspects of the procedures set by Local Civil Rule 54.1 – Taxation of Costs.

 

Announcement of the Reappointment of Part-Time Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher

The Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado take great pleasure in announcing the reappointment of part-time United States Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher to a third term of four years effective October 12, 2020. A Merit Selection Panel comprised of Colorado attorneys and lay persons recently solicited comments from the public relative to Judge Gallagher's job performance. The Panel returned a unanimous recommendation to the Court for his reappointment.

 

Upcoming Events

Faculty of Federal Advocates presents:

"Underappreciated Lawyering Skills: The Difference Between Good and Great Advocacy" - Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty, U.S. District Court; Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix, United States District Court; Maura R. Grossman, Esq., Ph.D., University Of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada; Regina "Gina" M. Rodriguez, Esq., Wilmerhale, LLP, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. [NOTE SPECIAL TIME]
Where: Webinar
2 General CLE Credits approved

This panel discussion will focus on those skills that distinguish good from great advocates.
To register, visit the Faculty of Federal Advocates website here.

 

Faculty of Federal Advocates presents:

"Jury Trials in the Time of COVID-19" – Judge R. Brooke Jackson, U.S. District Court
When: Friday, October 09, 2020, 12 NOON - 1:15 p.m.
Where: Webinar
1 General CLE Credit approved

Judge Jackson recently presided over a three-day civil jury trial and will share his perspective on how COVID-19 has impacted courtroom presentations.
To register, visit the Faculty of Federal Advocates website here.

 

Faculty of Federal Advocates presents:

"How 2020 Has Changed the Judiciary and the Legal Profession - Judge Jeremy D. Fogel, Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute; Retired U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District Of California
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12 NOON - 1:15 p.m.
Where: Webinar
2 General CLE Credits approved

An interactive discussion with Judge Jeremy Fogel, addressing the short-term and long-term impacts of COVID and the Black Lives Matter Movement on judges, lawyers, and shared professional values.
To register, visit the Faculty of Federal Advocates website here.

 

Faculty of Federal Advocates presents:

"Colorado’s Judicial Merit Selection and Retention System" - Justice Richard L. Gabriel of the Colorado Supreme Court and Judge Lino S. Lipinsky de Orlov of the Colorado Court of Appeals
When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12 NOON - 1:15 p.m.
Where: Webinar
2 General CLE Credits approved / A FREE CLE Webinar Co-Sponsored with the CBA and CJI

The two state court jurists, on behalf of the award-winning Our Courts Colorado program, will discuss Colorado’s merit selection system for the appointment of state court judges, the judicial retention process, and Coloradans’ indispensable roles in those processes.
To register, visit the Faculty of Federal Advocates website here.