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Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has adopted amendments to Federal Circuit Rules of Practice 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 25.1 (new rule), 26, 26.1, 27, 28, 28.1, 29, 30, 31, 32, 32.1, 33, 33.1, 34, 35, 36, 39, 40, 41, 45, 46, 47, 47.2, 47.3, 47.4, 47.5, 47.7, 47.9, 47.10, 47.12, 50, 52, and 54, and the Federal Circuit Attorney Discipline Rules.  These amendments take effect on July 1, 2020, and will apply to all cases filed or pending on or after July 1, 2020, to the extent practicable, unless otherwise ordered.  

The final public noticethe order of adoptiona draft copy of the new Federal Circuit Rules of Practice, and a summary of the adopted amendments are available on the court's website.  Edits and corrections to the draft proof copy may be submitted to the Clerk's Office at FederalCircuitRules@cafc.uscourts.gov by the close of business on June 23, 2020. The Clerk's Office will issue a final version of the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice on June 30, 2020. [June 16, 2020]

Due to ongoing activity in the vicinity of the National Courts Building limiting the ability of mail and physical delivery of filings to the courthouse, the Clerk’s Office for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has been, and will be, inaccessible within the meaning of Fed. R. App. P. 26(a)(3), for the period of time beginning on June 5, 2020, through June 10, 2020.  All deadlines for paper filings during this period are extended to June 11, 2020.  All electronic filing deadlines remain in effect.  Arguments scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2020, will proceed as scheduled.  The full order is available on the court’s website (link).

The Clerk’s Office continues to perform all other essential functions through limited on-site staff and expanded teleworking implemented as part of the court’s response to the ongoing public health emergencies impacting the National Capital Region.  See Administrative Order 20-01 (Mar. 20, 2020)

The National Courts Building in Washington, D.C. will be closed to staff and the public on Friday, June 5, 2020.  Pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 26(a), the Clerk's Office will be temporarily inaccessible for submitting paper filings, mail and courier deliveries, and night box submissions.  Arguments scheduled for June 5, 2020, are canceled and will be rescheduled.

Electronic case filing will remain available through CM/ECF and electronic filing deadlines remain in effect.  Paper filings and submissions due on June 5, 2020, will be deemed as timely filed if received by the next day the court is open to the public.   The Clerk’s Office will continue to provide remote services consistent with our previously announced modified public assistance.

 

As of 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on June 2, 2020, the Clerk's Office will be temporarily inaccessible for submitting paper filings, mail and courier deliveries, and night box submissions.  See Fed. R. App. P. 26(a).  

Electronic case filing remains available through CM/ECF and electronic filing deadlines remain in effect.  Paper filings and submissions due on June 1 or June 2, 2020, will be deemed as timely filed if received by the next day the court is open to the public.   The Clerk’s Office will continue to provide services consistent with our previously announced modifications to public assistance.

 

As of 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 1, 2020, the Clerk's Office will be temporarily inaccessible for submitting paper filings, mail and courier deliveries, and night box submissions.  See Fed. R. App. P. 26(a). 

Electronic case filing remains available through CM/ECF and electronic filing deadlines remain in effect.  Paper filings and submissions due on June 1, 2020, will be deemed as timely filed if received by the next day the court is open to the public.   The Clerk’s Office will continue to provide services consistent with our previously announced modifications to public assistance.

 

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