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Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

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The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

The following proposed amendments were approved for publication by the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in May 2014.


  • Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure (pdf)

    On August 15, 2014, the public comment period opens for proposed amendments to:

    • Appellate Rules 4, 5, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28.1, 29, 32, 35, and 40, and Forms 1, 5, 6, and New Form 7;
    • Bankruptcy Rules 1010, 1011, 2002, 3002, 3002.1, 3007, 3012, 3015, 4003, 5009, 7001, 9006, and 9009, and New Rule 1012, and Official Forms 11A, 11B, 106J, 201, 202, 204, 205, 206Sum, 206A/B, 206D, 206E/F, 206G, 206H, 207, 309A, 309B, 309C, 309D, 309E, 309F, 309G, 309H, 309I, 312, 313, 314, 315, 401, 410, 410A, 410S1, 410S2, 416A, 416B, 416D, 424, and Instructions, and new Official Forms 106J-2 and 113;
    • Civil Rules 4, 6, and 82; and
    • Criminal Rules 4, 41, and 45.

    The public comment period closes on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.


  • Public Hearings

    Members of the public who wish to present testimony may appear at public hearings on the proposed amendments.