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Proposed Amendments for Public Comment

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar and public for comment.

  • Appellate Rules: 35 and 40
  • Bankruptcy Rules: 2002, 2004, and 8012
  • Civil Rules: 30
  • Rules of Evidence: 404

The proposed amendments and the advisory committees’ reports explaining the proposed changes are posted on the Judiciary’s website at:

The public comment period closes on February 15, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Rules Committee Staff at (202) 502-1820 or via email at