Open Meetings and Hearings of the Rules Committee
The Standing Committee and each of the Advisory Rules Committees typically meet twice per year. Committee meetings are open to the public, except when a committee — in open session and with a majority present — determines that it is in the public interest to have all or part of the meeting closed and states the reason.
The advisory committees conduct public hearings on all proposed amendments unless: (1) it is canceled for lack of public interest; (2) the Standing Committee determines that the administration of justice requires a proposed rule change to be expedited and that appropriate notice to the public can still be provided and public comment obtained; or (3) the Standing Committee determines that the proposed amendment is technical and conforming in nature. The hearings are held at the times and places that the advisory committee's chair determines and are recorded. The transcripts and/or testimony from the public hearings are available here.
In addition to the below list of recent meetings and hearings, notices for each meeting or hearing are published in the Federal Register.
Rules committee meetings and hearings will be held in a hybrid format with remote attendance options whenever possible. Please email RulesCommittee_Secretary@ao.uscourts.gov for information.
Meetings and Hearings Calendar
|6/6/23||Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure Meeting||Washington, DC|
|9/14/23||Bankruptcy Rules Committee Meeting||Washington, DC|
|10/16/23||Hearing on Civil Rules||Washington, DC|
|10/17/23||Civil Rules Committee Meeting||Washington, DC|
|10/18/23||Hearing on Appellate Rules||Washington, DC|
|10/19/23||Appellate Rules Committee Meeting||Washington, DC|
|10/26/23||Criminal Rules Committee Meeting||Minneapolis, MN|
|10/27/23||Evidence Rules Committee Meeting||Minneapolis, MN|
|1/4/24||Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure Meeting||TBD|
|1/12/24||Hearing on Bankruptcy Rules||Videoconference|
|1/16/24||Hearing on Civil Rules||Videoconference|
|1/19/24||Hearing on Bankruptcy Rules||Videoconference|
|1/24/24||Hearing on Appellate Rules||Videoconference|
|2/6/24||Hearing on Civil Rules||Videoconference|
|4/9/24||Civil Rules Committee Meeting||TBD|
|4/10/24||Appellate Rules Committee Meeting||TBD|
|4/11/24||Bankruptcy Rules Committee Meeting||TBD|
|4/18/24||Criminal Rules Committee Meeting||Washington, DC|
|4/19/24||Evidence Rules Committee Meeting||Washington, DC|
|6/4/24||Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure Meeting||Washington, DC|
|9/12/24||Bankruptcy Rules Committee Meeting||Washington, DC|
|10/9/24||Appellate Rules Committee Meeting||Washington, DC|
|10/10/24||Civil Rules Committee Meeting||Washington, DC|
|11/7/24||Criminal Rules Committee Meeting||TBD|
|11/8/24||Evidence Rules Committee Meeting||TBD|