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 following rules were approved for publication by the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure on June 11, 2012. The public comment period opens August 15, 2012, and closes February 15, 2013.
- Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure (pdf)
On August 15, 2012, the public comment period opens for proposed amendments to Appellate Rule 6; Bankruptcy Rules 1014(b), 7004(e), 7008, 7012, 7016, 7054, 8001-8028, 9023, 9024, 9027, and 9033, and Offiical Forms 3A, 3B, 6I, 6J, 22A-1, 22A-2, 22B, 22C-1, and 22C-2; Criminal Rules 5(d) and 58; and Evidence Rules 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)-(8).
- Public Comments Received
Your comments are welcome on all aspects of each proposal. The advisory committees will review all timely comments, which are made part of the official record and reproduced here for the public.
- Submit a Comment on Preliminary Draft of Proposed Rules Amendments
- by Email:
- by Mail:
Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
Administrative Office of the United States Courts
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, D.C. 20544