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    Dec. 7, 2016 – The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure have proposed amendments to respective rules and forms and are requesting comments from the bench and bar.

    Comments to the proposed amendments must be submitted electronically no later than Feb. 15, 2017, through the U.S. Courts website. What follows is a list of rules and forms affected by the committees’ proposed amendments. View the full preliminary draft of proposed changes.

    Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Forms

    • Rule 8. Stay or Injunction Pending Appeal

    • Rule 11. Forwarding the Record

    • Rule 25. Filing and Service

    • Rule 28.1. Cross-Appeals

    • Rule 29. Brief of an Amicus Curiae

    • Rule 31. Serving and Filing Briefs

    • Rule 39. Costs

    • Rule 41. Mandate: Contents; Issuance and Effective Date; Stay

    • Form 4. Affidavit Accompanying Motion for Permission to Appeal In Forma Pauperis

    Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Forms

    • Rule 3002.1. Notice Relating to Claims Secured by Security Interest in the Debtor’s Principal Residence

    • Rule 5005. Filing and Transmittal of Papers

    • Rule 8002. Time for Filing Notice of Appeal

    • Rule 8006. Certifying a Direct Appeal to the Court of Appeals

    • Rule 8011. Filing and Service; Signature

    • Rule 8013. Motions; Intervention

    • Rule 8015. Form and Length of Briefs; Form of Appendices and Other Papers

    • Rule 8016. Cross-Appeals

    • Rule 8017. Brief of an Amicus Curiae

    • Rule 8018.1. District-Court Review of a Judgment that the Bankruptcy Court Lacked the Constitutional Authority to Enter

    • Rule 8022. Motion for Rehearing

    • Rule 8023. Voluntary Dismissal

    • Part VIII Appendix. Appendix: Length Limits Stated in Part VIII of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

    • Form 309F. Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case  

    • Form 417A. Notice of Appeal and Statement of Election

    • Form 417C. Certificate of Compliance with Type-Volume Limit, Typeface Requirements, and TypeStyle Requirements

    • Form 425A. Plan of Reorganization for Small Business Under Chapter 11

    • Form 425B. Disclosure Statement for Small Business Under Chapter 11

    • Form 425C. Monthly Operating Report for Small Business Under Chapter 11

    • Form 426. Periodic Report Regarding Value, Operations, and Profitability of Entities in Which the Debtor’s Estate Holds a Substantial or Controlling Interest

    Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

    • Rule 5. Serving and Filing Pleadings and Other Papers

    • Rule 23. Class Actions

    • Rule 62. Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment

    • Rule 65.1. Proceedings Against a Surety or Other Security Provider

    Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

    • Rule 12.4. Disclosure Statement

    • Rule 45. Computing and Extending Time

    • Rule 49. Serving and Filing Papers

    Electronic Filing and Service Rules

    • Appellate Rule 25. Filing and Service

    • Bankruptcy Rule 5005. Filing and Transmittal of Papers

    • Civil Rule 5. Serving and Filing Pleadings and Other Papers

    • Criminal Rule 49. Serving and Filing Papers

    View full preliminary draft of proposed changes.

    Submit a comment.