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Proposed Rules Amendments

Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules Published for Public Comment

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

Appellate Rule: 25

Bankruptcy Rules: Restyled Rules Parts I and II; Rules 1007, 1020, 2009, 2012, 2015, 3002, 3010, 3011, 3014, 3016, 3017.1, 3017.2 (new), 3018, 3019, 5005, 7004, and 8023; and Official Forms 101, 122B, 201, 309E-1, 309E-2, 309F-1, 309F-2, 314, 315, and 425A<br></br>
Civil Rules: Rule 12 and Supplemental Rules for Social Security Review Actions Under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g)
Criminal Rule:16

The proposed amendments and the advisory committees’ reports explaining the proposed changes are posted on the Judiciary’s website at:

The information is posted in a printable format for those who prefer hard-copy documents

The public comment period opens on August 14, 2020 and closes on February 16, 2021.

Local Rules Amendments for U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Attached please find proposed amendments to the Local Rules.  Please submit all comments to on or before Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please submit those to the same email address.

proposed changes 2020.pdf