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Due to the declaration of public health emergencies in the National Capital Region, the court will be providing media and public access to the live audio of each panel scheduled for argument during the April 2020 session.  Access information for each panel will be posted on the court's website by 9:00 a.m. (EDT) each day of argument, with the conference lines available for connection starting at 9:15 a.m.  Recordings of all arguments will be posted on the court's website after the conclusion of arguments each day.  The full advisory is available here.  

The Clerk’s Office has received an increase in questions concerning service of documents outside of the court’s electronic filing system (CM/ECF) due to current public health guidance and restrictions that inhibit access to postal mail.  To assist counsel, the Clerk’s Office has issued new guidance on how counsel may accomplish service outside of CM/ECF, which is most frequently required when serving pro se parties or confidential materials. 
 

Pursuant to the court's March 20, 2020 Administrative Order, the Clerk's Office will be reducing public assistance by phone as of Monday, March 23, 2020.  Instead, members of the public are asked to contact the Clerk's Office by email using one of two new email addresses.  For inquiries about pending cases, contact casequestions@cafc.uscourts.gov.  For all other inquiries, please contact publicinformation@cafc.uscourts.gov.  By modifiying this procedure, it will allow Clerk's Office staff to better manage the increased call volume with reduced on-site court staff.  Please review the full notice for additional information.

Pursuant to the court's March 20, 2020 Administrative Order, the Clerk's Office has implemented modified filing and service procedures for parties appearing without counsel ("pro se").  The Notice of Modified Filing Procedures for Pro Se Parties provides for how pro se parties can now submit all documents by email or facsimile.  The Notice of Modified Service Procedures for Pro Se Parties provides for how pro se parties can now consent to service by email.  These procedures are available on a new section of the court's website: Special Temporary Procedures for Pro Se Parties.  

As part of the Federal Circuit's efforts to continue court operations in response to ongoing public health emergencies, the court is implementing additional temporary modifications to court operations, including suspending the filing of certain paper copies, establishing modified filing and service procedures for parties appearing pro se, authorizing changes to how the Clerk's Office provides assistance to the public, and providing additional guidance to counsel concerning the scheduling of future court hearings.  For additional information, please review the administrative order issued today, March 20, 2020.

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