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; effective June 2014, 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 of District of Colorado criminal defendants.
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, and order certificates of good standing or duplicate bar admission certificates. 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 November 1, 2015, unless counsel have paid the 2013 One-Time Bar Renewal Fee and registered for Electronic Case Filing, counsel will be "Administratively Removed" from the court's Roll of Attorneys. As of that date, all attorneys previously admitted to the court who did not pay the fee are considered Administratively Removed and must reapply for bar admission, submit a bar application and pay the $216 fee.
For information about the Administrative Removal from the Attorney Roll process, please see Update of U.S. District Court's Roll of Attorneys Eff. Nov. 1, 2015, or call the Attorney Services Portal Help Line at 303-335-2009.
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: