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.)

Downtown Denver Hotels

Residence Inn, 2 blocks
1725 Champa St.
(303) 296-3444 or (800) 331-3131

Magnolia Hotel, 3 blocks
818 17th Street 
(303) 607-9000 or (888) 915-1110

Hotel Monaco, 2 blocks
1717 Champa Street
(800) 397-5380

Westin Hotel, 3 blocks
1672 Lawrence Street (17th & Lawrence)
(303) 572-9100 or (800) 937-8461

Grand Hyatt Hotel, 5 blocks
1750 Welton Street
(303) 295-1234 or (800) 233-1234

The Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast, 6 blocks
2147-51 Tremont Place
(303) 296-6666 or (800) 432-4667

Holiday Inn, 7 blocks 
1450 Glenarm Place
(303) 573-1450

Warwick Hotel, 7 blocks
1776 Grand Street
(303) 861-2000 or (800) 525-2888

Sheraton Hotel, 7 blocks 
1550 Court Place
(303) 893-3333 or (866) 716-8134

Holiday Inn Express, 7 blocks
401 17th Street (17th & Tremont)
(303) 296-0400 or (800) 237-7431

La Quinta Hotel, not walking distance
3500 Park Avenue West
(303) 458-1222 or (800) 753-3757

This list is provided as a courtesy, not as an endorsement.

Fax: 303-335-2714, ATTN: Jury Division

The hotels listed are conveniently located in the Denver downtown area. Effective January 1, 2017, jurors who reside 50 miles or more (one-way) from the courthouse will receive the applicable meals and incidental expense rate each day of service, and have the option to stay overnight in a local hotel. The hotel reimbursement rate is $180 per night (Oct. 2017 - Sept. 2018). Mileage between the hotel and courthouse will not be paid.

Jurors are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations. Some hotels offer a government rate for federal jurors who show their jury summons as proof.

The mileage rate is $0.545/mile, round trip.

Should you have questions, please contact the Jury Division by email at or call toll free (844) 641-6610 during regular business hours.

Revised: 1/1/2018