Welcome to the home page of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. We offer this service as part of our continuing effort to provide you with easy access to information related to the Court. Your comments are welcomed and may be sent to us by e-mail at: Colorado Bankruptcy Court. However, substantive documents tendered for filing in the official records of the Court must be submitted in writing in accordance with the established rules of procedure. The Court does not accept motions, applications, pleadings, claims, statements nor other documents via e-mail or facsimile; filing documents needed by the Court with a case trustee does not mean that they are filed with the Court.

Important Notices:

Recent Announcements and Court Updates:

  • GPO 2015-1 - In the Matter of Staying Dismissal of Certain Cases for Failure to Pay Filing Fee. - This General Procedure Order may stay the dismissal of a case for up to 180 days if the Trustee filed a Notice of Possible Dividends. (Please be aware that we are not going to send out Notice of Impending Dismissals for non payment of fees; those cases will be dismissed for non-payment of installments and we are including notice of the same in the installment fee order-unless the stay applies.)
    Posted on 1/27/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Employment Opportunities - The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado has an opening for a Chief Deputy Clerk (Type II). For more information and to apply, please see the announcement here.
    Posted on 1/26/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Employment Opportunities - The Bankrupty Court has two Law Clerk positions open. Please see the announcements for a Judicial Law Clerk (Term) and a Judicial Law Clerk (Career) for more information.
    Posted on 1/22/2015 Under: [Public Announcements][Court Related News]

  • Notice of Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy for the District of Utah. - The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit seeks applications for a bankruptcy judgeship in the District of Utah. Bankruptcy judges are appointed to 14-year terms pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §152. The position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and will be available September 4, 2015. The current annual salary is $185,012. For more information, please visit http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/hr/jobs/bankruptcy-judge-district-utah.
    Posted on 1/20/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Judge Elizabeth E. Brown Reappointment - Judge Elizabeth E. Brown has been reappointed to a second fourteen-year term, which will begin on April 16, 2015. She will also be inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy in March. Congratulations, Judge Brown!
    Posted on 1/14/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Judge Tallman Confirmation Hearings - Judge Tallman will be conducting chapter 13 confirmation hearings on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. commencing March 4, 2015.
    Posted on 1/7/2015 Under: [Chamber's Announcements]

  • Bench/Bar Meetings 2015 - Brown bag lunches for practicing attorneys and the Bankruptcy Court Judges will be held at noon March 4, room 183; June 3, room 183; September 2, room 183 and December 2, room 183. Come share your ideas, suggestions, questions, issues and concerns on case management, court procedures, and general practice matters.
    Posted on 1/5/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • INVITATION TO COMMENT ON REVISED EXHIBIT TO THE FEE WAIVER GENERAL PROCEDURE ORDER 2014-4(b). - The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, in conjunction with the Local Rules Revision Committee, announces the opening of the comment period for the revised exhibit to GPO 2014-4(b) In the Matter of Fee Waiver Requests and Additional Delegation to the Clerk of the Court. The revised exhibit will make the form more useful, providing improved totality of the circumstances information that normally would be presented at a hearing on the request. Following review and consideration of the comments, the anticipated effective date will be February 1, 2015. Pursuant to Fed.R.Bankr.P. 9029, this proposed revised exhibit is being sent out for notice and comments. The Court welcomes comments from court users, members of the Bar and the public at large. All comments must be submitted no later than Friday, January 23, 2015. Please submit comments to LocalRule_comments@cob.uscourts.gov or mail them to the Chief Deputy, Kelly Sweeney, United States Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Custom House, 721 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 (please identify the specific Local Rule or General Procedure Order to which your comment(s) relate). The U.S. Bankruptcy Court thanks you in advance for your input.
    Posted on 12/9/2014 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • New fees effective 12/1/2014 - There will be new fees effective 12/1/2014. Direct appeals will now be $207 and a new fee for motion to make redactions is $25.00. Please see our fees page for a list of all fees.
    Posted on 11/13/2014 Under: [Public Announcements]

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    Recent Opinions of Interest:

    Opinions Selected for Publication:
  • In re Western Capital Partners LLC, Case No. 13-15760 MER; Order entered January 28, 2015 (Post-Confirmation Modification of Chapter 11 Plan and Substantial Consummation) Posted: 2/13/2015 8:46:25 AM
  • In re SRKO Family Limited Partnership, Case No. 10-13186-SBB Posted: 1/12/2015 7:42:15 AM
  • In re: Steinke; Case No. 14-18283 HRT; Order entered December 23, 2014 (11 U.S.C. § 522(f)). Posted: 12/24/2014 7:24:05 AM
  • Rocky Mountain High LLC v. Lofstedt, et al., Adversary Proceeding No. 13-1025 ABC, October 16, 2014 11 U.S.C. §§ 544(a)(3); C.R.S. §§ 38-35-122, 38-35-108, and 38-22-101, et seq. Posted: 10/23/2014 7:32:39 AM
  • In re SYMKA, Inc.; Case No. 11-32598 HRT; Order entered October 17, 2014 (Fed. R. Civ. P. 7; orders to show cause). Posted: 10/21/2014 9:58:40 AM
  • In re Arenas; Case No. 14-11406 HRT; Order entered August 28, 2014, (The Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. & 11 U.S.C. §§ 706(a) & (d); 707(a); 1307(c); 1325(a)(3)). Posted: 10/21/2014 9:56:33 AM
  • In re: Flanders v. Lawrence, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 13-1456 ABC. 11 U.S.C. §§ 524(a)(1) and 362; Rooker-Feldman; issue preclusion. Posted: 10/9/2014 4:11:10 PM
  • Opinions Not Selected for Publication:

  • Wallis v. I.R.S.; Case No. 14-1426 HRT; Order entered November 6, 2014 (11 U.S.C. § 1328(a); 26 U.S.C. § 7433; Rule 12(b)(6)). Posted: 12/24/2014 3:42:01 PM
  • In re: Michael J. Mikelson, Bankruptcy Case No. 13-21830ABC. Posted: 10/3/2014 7:14:14 AM
  • In re: Stanley Robert Ostrander and Nancy Ostrander, Bankruptcy Case No. 14-17534ABC. Posted: 10/3/2014 7:11:56 AM