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Request for Public Comments on Proposed Rules and Forms Amendments

Friday, October 4, 2019

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and requested that the proposals 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 testifying at public hearings, please visit the Rules & Policies webpage on the U.S. Courts website at