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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules to be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The public comment period ends February 19, 2020. If approved, the amendments would become effective December 1, 2021.

  • Appellate Rules: 3, 6, 42, and Forms 1 and 2;
  • Bankruptcy Rules: 2005, 3007, 7007.1,and 9036; and
  • Civil Rule: 7.1

To view the proposed amendments, advisory committee reports, and information about submitting written comments or testimony at public hearings, please visit the Rules & Policies webpage on the U.S. Courts' website at