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.

Miscellaneous Jury Information

Jury Recording

Petit jurors (trial jurors) are normally summoned for an on-call term of service of approximately one month. The term of service is stated on the summons. Grand jurors are summoned for an impanelment (selection) date, with a term of service of eighteen months.

Please call the jury recording as directed on the summons. You will need your nine digit participant number, located above your name and address on the summons. Normally jurors are instructed to call on Fridays after 3:30 p.m., or anytime over that weekend, to hear the reporting instruction for the following week. The jury recording is on 24 hours a day.

Call (800) 359-8699 and follow the prompts. Please listen carefully for reporting instructions or additional calling instructions. If you are selected to report, the message will state the date, time and location to report. The court expects you to report as instructed. If you are not selected to report, and you nonetheless appear, you will NOT be entitled to any fees.

Protection of Juror's Employment 28 U.S.C. § 1875

(a) No employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce any permanent employee by reason of such employee's jury service, or the attendance or scheduled attendance in connection with such service, in any court of the United States.(1) shall be liable for damages for any loss of wages or other benefits suffered by an employee by reason of such violation;

(2) may be enjoined from further violations of this section and ordered to provide other appropriate relief, including but not limited to the reinstatement of any employee discharged by reason of his jury service; and

(3) shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 for each violation as to each employee.

(c) Any individual who is reinstated to a position of employment in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be considered as haring been on furlough or leave of absence during his period of jury service, shall be reinstated to his position of employment without loss of seniority, and shall be entitled to participate in insurance or other benefits offered by the employer pursuant to established rules and practices relating to employees on furlough or leave of absence in effect with the employer at the time such individual entered upon jury service.

(d)(1) An individual claiming that his employer has violated the provisions of this section may make application to the district court for the district in which such employer maintains a place of business and the court shall, upon finding probable merit in such claim, appoint counsel to represent such individual in any action in the district court necessary to the resolution of such claim. Such counsel shall be compensated and necessary expenses repaid to the extent provided by section 3006A of title 18, United States Code.

(2) In any action or proceeding under this section, the court may award a prevailing employee who brings such action by retained counsel a reasonable attorney's fee as part of the costs. The court may tax a defendant employer, as costs payable to the court, the attorney fees and expenses incurred on behalf of a prevailing employee, where such costs were expended by the court pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection. The court may award a prevailing employer a reasonable attorney's fee as part of the cost. only if the court finds that the action is frivolous, vexatious, or brought in bad faith.

(Added Pub.L. 95572, § 6(a) (I), Nov. 2, 1978, 92 Stat. 245(S, and amended Pub.L. 97-963. § 1, Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2531.)