The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedures has approved publication for public comment of the following proposed amendments to existing rules and forms, as well as several new rules and forms:
- Appellate Rules 2 and 4
- Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts III-VI; Rules 3002.1, 3011, and 8003; and new Rule 9038
- Official Bankruptcy Forms 101, 309E1, 309E2, and 417A; and new Official Bankruptcy Forms 410C13-1N, 410C13-1R, 410C13-10C,410C13-10NC, and 410C13-10R
- Civil Rules 15, 72, and new Rule 87
- New Criminal Rule 62
- Evidence Rules 106, 615, and 702
The proposed amendments, committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and instructions on how to submit comments are posted on the uscourts.gov website at: https://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-comment.
The public comment period is open from August 6, 2021 to February 16, 2022.