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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal 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 16, 2021. If approved, the amendments would become effective December 1, 2022.

  • Appellate Rule: 25;
  • Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts I and II: 1007, 1020, 2009, 2012, 2015, 3002, 3010, 3011, 3014, 3016, 3017.1, 3017.2 (new), 3018, 3019, 5005, 7004, and 8023; and Official Forms 101, 122B, 201, 309E1, 309E2, 309F1, 309F2, 314, 315, and 425A;
  • Civil Rule: 12 and Supplemental Rules for Social Security Review Actions Under 42 U.S.C. Section 405(g); and
  • Criminal Rule: 16

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 https://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-comment.