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Proposed Amendments for Public Comment


On June 25, 2019, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedures approved publication of proposed amendments to the following:

  • Appellate Rules 3, 6, 42, and Forms 1 and 2;
  • Bankruptcy Rules 2005, 3007, 7007.1, and 9036; and
  • Civil Rules 7.1

The proposed amendments and instructions for submitting comments are posted on the judiciary's website.

The comment period is open from August 19, 2019 to February 19, 2020.  Read the text of the proposed amendments and supporting materials:  Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Procedure. (pdf)