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News and Notices

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Fri, 2018-06-08

A majority of judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit are following a new national law clerk hiring plan.  Starting with students who entered law school in 2017, the application and hiring process for law clerks will...

Fri, 2018-05-11

Three new members have been appointed to the Court of Appeals' Rules Advisory Committee.  More information is available here.

Mon, 2018-05-07

On February 5, 2018, this court issued notice that it proposed the adoption of Local Rule 18.0. The court has carefully considered the comments received. The court hereby provides notice of the adoption of Local Rule 18.0 with...

Mon, 2018-04-02

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is seeking candidates for Clerk of Court.  More information is available here.

Wed, 2018-03-28

Effective March 23, 2018, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates and case compensation maximums for attorneys have increased as provided in the attached ...

Mon, 2018-03-19

The current term of office of Eric Vos, Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico, is due to expire on August 19, 2018.  The Court of Appeals is accepting public comments. More information is available...

Wed, 2018-03-14

The Circuit Executive's Office is accepting applications for a Project Specialist.  More information is available here.

Mon, 2018-02-05

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit hereby provides notice that it intends to adopt the attached proposed Local Rule 18.0. An explanation...

Wed, 2018-01-03

The mileage reimbursement rate for privately owned automobiles when used for official travel by Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorneys increased from $0.535 per mile to $0.545 per mile for travel performed on or after...

Mon, 2017-11-06

The Office of the Circuit Executive is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Programmer/Systems Administrator in the Information Technology Department.  More information is available ...