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

Judiciary Operations Continue After Funding Extension is Granted - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A new continuing resolution that was signed into law last Friday will fund the Judiciary's fiscal year 2019 operations through Feb. 15. Federal courts had sustained funded operations, since the partial shutdown began in December, using a multi-pronged strategy of deferring non-critical operating costs and utilizing court filing fees and other available balances. The Judiciary had expected to run out of money on Feb. 1, and officials are studying how long funded operations could continue if another shutdown occurs after Feb. 15. Similar to how courts operated from Oct. 1, 2018, through Dec. 21, 2018, courts have been advised to limit obligations to those necessary to carry out their mission and maintain current operations. Payments to lawyers appointed to represent clients under the Criminal Justice Act, which were suspended beginning Dec. 24, 2018, will resume.


General Order 2019-1: In Re First Step Act of 2018 Retroactive Application of Fair Sentencing Act - Monday, January 14, 2019

Pursuant to the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act, Title 18, U.S.C. § 3006A(a)(1) and (c), the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Colorado is hereby appointed to provide an initial advisement of the application of the First Step Act to all defendants convicted in this District who may be eligible for retroactive relief under Section 404 of the Act, and may pursue relief on behalf of eligible defendants. GO 2019-1 is available HERE.


Biennial $50 Fee Update - Monday, December 31, 2018

Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 through Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 AND EXTENDED THROUGH JAN. 31, 2019, 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 will be imposed every two years.  The fee will be used to fund 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.


Notice - Thursday, December 06, 2018

**Effective January 1, 2019** The Clerk’s Office will only accept up to $5.00 in loose or rolled coins for payment of fees related to federal cases or any other office business.