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 current term of office of part-time United States Magistrate David L. West for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, is due to expire on January 7, 2016.  Magistrate Judge West sits in Durango, Colorado.   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 four-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 the link above for more details and instructions on submitting comments.

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, is due to expire on January 3, 2016.  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 the link above for more details and instructions on submitting comments. 

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 Kristen L. Mix to a second term of eight years effective August 5, 2015.   To view the announcement, please click on the link above. 

PRESS RELEASE - March 17, 2015
Better Access to the Federal Courts for the Western Slope.  To provide greater federal court access for the residents on the Western Slope, the United States District of Colorado is pleased to announce that it has adopted a Western Slope Protocol for criminal cases. Please click on the "Press Release" link above to read more.

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 2014-4 is hereby vacated.  To view the protocol please click on link above.

Upcoming Events

Civil CM/ECF Training - May 6, 2015

Civil CM/ECF Training May 6, 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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