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The ACTL Code of Pre-Trial and Trial Conduct
The Professionalism Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers is making available to the FFA and other large bar organizations its Code of Pre-Trial and Trial Conduct. To facilitate this, the College has established the following hyperlink to its website:

American Civil Liberties Union

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado State Courts

Employment Jury Instructions
Sample employment jury instructions were prepared by an ad hoc committee of the FFA as a resource for our membership in employment cases. The FFA wishes to thank the members of the committee for their commitment and dedication to the completion of this important and challenging task. These sample instructions are provided as a resource and have not been specifically approved or adopted by the United States District Court of Colorado.

Model Employment Law Jury Instructions (Updated September 2013)

Electronic Case Filing Information

Federal Public Defender – Colorado/Wyoming

Judicial Officers Procedures

Our Courts 
Our Courts, a joint activity of the Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado Judicial Institute, provides nonpartisan information programs to further public knowledge and understanding of the state and federal courts in Colorado. Judges and other speakers are available to make presentations to your organization! Our Courts provides interactive programs designed to give audiences information and resources about the state and federal courts.

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado on June 4, 2014, formally adopted a Pilot Program that Implements Proposed Patent Rules. The Pilot Program is designed to facilitate the efficient management of patent cases through the use of local rules collaboratively developed with members of the local patent bar and with input from public comment. Patent cases will follow the procedures and deadlines set forth in the Pilot Project Local Patent Rules, beginning August 1, 2014.
The details of the Pilot Program can be found at the U. S. District Courts website:

Pro Se Litigant Resource List
The Following list is provided to pro se litigants for their use in obtaining legal representation in mortgage fraud cases. Neither the U. S. District Court or the District of Colorado nor the Faculty of Federal Advocates recommends, makes any representation regarding, or endorses any lawyer for any purpose.
Pro Se Litigant Resource List

Roster of Private Professional Mediators
As a service to litigants in civil cases, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado has invited the private bar, through the Faculty of Federal Advocates, to compile a roster of attorneys who practice full or part time as professional mediators in federal lawsuits. The roster can be found at

United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Civil Cases Awaiting Volunteer Counsel

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Colorado

2007 Amendments to the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct

Court Reporting Services
Jodi Wagner

Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers
Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers is a volunteer based lawyers’ assistance program. They provide lawyer-to-lawyer assistance and resource/referral access for all Colorado attorneys, judges, law school students and graduates regarding a myriad of intervention and prevention issues common to the practice of law. They also respond to a range of issues, including issues related to substance or alcohol abuse, mental health issues, destructive behaviors or impairments. CLHL’s services are always free. For more information about CLHL, visit their website at or contact them for confidential assistance by telephone at 1-800-432-0977 or 303-832-2233 or by email at