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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Friday, March 2, 2018, due to the inclement weather. For purposes of computation of time and for motions to enlarge time under Fed. R. App. Proc. 26 and Fed. Cir. R. 26, March 2, 2018, will be considered a "legal holiday." Telework-ready employees should follow their office's policies.

With less than one month until the Federal Circuit’s implementation of NextGen CM/ECF, electronic filers should be completing their preparations for transitioning to the new system. The full notice is available here. As part of the transition, electronic filing will be inaccessible between 12:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Friday, March 16, 2018, through Sunday, March 18, 2018. By court order, March 16, 2018 will be treated as a “legal holiday” for purposes of deadline calculation. The full order is available here.

On February 28, 2018, the Clerk’s Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Federal Circuit Bar Association will present a special community service webcast on the court’s implementation of NextGen CM/ECF.  Additional information, including how to register for this free program, is available here.  

In light of the lapse in appropriations, the court has issued this order providing for the continuation of court operations, including arguments scheduled for February 9 and 12, 2018.

The court has issued this notice addressing the continuation of court operations and scheduled February arguments in the event of a federal government shutdown.