US Courts seeking public comment on proposed rule changes

Comments from the public are now being sought by the United States Courts on numerous appellate, bankruptcy, civil and criminal rules.

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in June approved publication of proposed amendments the to the following:

  • Appellate Rule 25;
  • Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts I and II; Rules 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, 309E-1, 309E-2, 309F-1, 309F-2, 314, 315, and 425A;
  • Civil Rule 12 and Supplemental Rules for Social Security Review Actions Under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g); and
  • Criminal Rule 16.

Comments from the public are welcomed on each of the proposed amendments beginning Friday through Feb. 16, 2021. The advisory committees will review all timely comments, which are made part of the official record and are available to the public.

Those who wish to submit a comment and/or supporting files must do so electronically using the portal. More information on how to submit comments can be found here.

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

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