On August 19, 2019, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bar and public for comment.
- Appellate Rules: 3, 6, 42, and Forms 1 and 2;
- Bankruptcy Rules: 2005, 3007, 7007.1, and 9036; and
- Civil Rule: 7.1
The proposed amendments, rules committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and instructions on how to submit comments are posted on the USCOURTS.GOV website.
The public comment period closes on February 19, 2020. If approved, the amendments would become effective December 1, 2021.