The United States District Court

for the

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.

Attorney Services Portal


Attorneys seeking to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado must become members of the bar by completing an Application for Admission to the Bar of the U.S. District Court. All applications for admission to the court's bar must be submitted by completion of an electronic form through this page on the court's website, the Attorney Services Portal. Registration for the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) can be completed simultaneously with the admissions process, allowing for speedy access to the court’s filing system for new attorneys.

Use of the Portal for bar admission, CM/ECF registration, and other attorney services requires creation of an individual online account by all attorneys. For bar admission, completion of the form must be accompanied by a $216.00 fee, paid online from a bank account or by credit/debit card through Pay.Gov. The $216 admission fee is waived for attorneys employed by the United States government and serving in a legal capacity for it; the admission fee is also waived for those attorneys specially appointed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit under the Criminal Justice Act for representation for appeal purposes.

The online application form ensures the accuracy of attorney contact information and also allows attorneys to perform a variety of functions – they may register for the Electronic Case Filing System, change their contact information, order certificates of good standing or duplicate bar admission certificates, and pay any special bar membership fees. After successful completion of the online application form, the applicant will receive an e-mail confirmation and the court will issue a downloadable Certificate of Admission.

Effective October 1, 2018 the court is collecting a $50.00 fee imposed biennially on all U.S. District Court bar members admitted before this date (including all U.S. Bankruptcy Court attorneys) for the purpose of funding the Federal Pro Se Clinic (see Aug. 16, 2018 Press Release). The fee will be collected from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018. As of January 1, 2019, those attorneys previously admitted to the court who did not pay the $50.00 Biennial fee will be Administratively Removed and must reapply for bar admission, submit a bar application and pay the $216 admission fee. For information about past Administrative Removal processes from the Attorney Roll process, please see Update of U.S. District Court's Roll of Attorneys Eff. Nov. 1, 2015, or email

PLEASE NOTE, EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2019: The U.S. District Court is extending a payment grace period until Jan. 31, 2019, without a penalty, to all delinquent counsel who have not yet made a payment through the Attorney Services Portal. Those U.S. District Court (which includes Bankruptcy Court bar members) who have not yet made the 2018 Biennial fee payment through the Attorney Service Portal - and excluding attorneys employed by the United States government and serving in a legal capacity for it - by JANUARY 31, 2019 will be ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED from the bar of the court and ineligible to appear, file documents in the court's docket, or otherwise practice in the U.S. District Court or U.S. Bankruptcy Court without first reapplying for admission, submitting a bar application, and paying the $216 admission fee.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see the Attorney Services Portal 2018 Biennial Fee FAQ Guide.

For step-by-step instructions about the use of the Portal, please see the Attorney Services Portal User Guide.

Your ECF Information will NOT allow access. First-time users must create a new Portal Account.


Login to an Existing Attorney Services Portal Account:

Email Address
If you know the username (the attorney’s e-mail address on file), you can reset the portal password here:
If the attorney's e-mail address has changed, e-mail the attorney’s full name and new e-mail address to:
The e-mail address for the portal account will be updated and a temporary password sent to that e-mail address.