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Notice of Proposed Amendment to Local Rule 46.5

Monday, December 8, 2014


The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit hereby provides notice that it proposes the attached amendment to Local Rule 46.5. Additions are noted in italic print, deletions are noted in strikeout print. An explanation for the proposed amendment follows.

Local Rule 46.5 describes the Court of Appeals' Criminal Justice Act Plan and implements the Criminal Justice Act of 1964, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A. The amendment to Local Rule 46.5 references and incorporates the Criminal Justice Act Reference Manual ("CJA Reference Manual"), which provides guidance to CJA panel attorneys regarding the policies, procedures and regulations governing their appointment under the Criminal Justice Act in the Court of Appeals. The CJA Reference Manual is available on the court's website.

The Court of Appeals invites public comment on the proposed amendment. Comments should be received by January 7, 2015 and addressed to:

Office of the Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2500
Boston, MA 02210