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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.

Tue, 2017-07-11

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit hereby provides notice that it proposes the attached amendment to Local...

Thu, 2017-06-29

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit will go live with NextGen CM/ECF, the latest iteration of the national case management and electronic case filing system. In order to implement the...

Mon, 2017-05-08

Criminal Justice Act panel attorney hourly rates have increased.  More information is available here.

Mon, 2017-05-08

Chief Judge Jeffrey Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit announced today that three new members were appointed to the Court's Rules Advisory Committee.  More information is available...

Wed, 2017-04-19

The Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is accepting applications to serve on the Court's Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") Panel including: (1) applications from attorneys not currently on the panel; and (2) reapplications from...

Mon, 2017-02-27

The Clerk's Office has noticed an increase in the number of appellant briefs that are non-compliant because the addendum is either missing or does not include required documents, such as the written memorandum and order...

Thu, 2017-01-12

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit previously provided notice of proposed amendment to Local Rule 35.0(b). No comments were received.

The court hereby provides notice of the final...

Wed, 2017-01-04

The mileage reimbursement rate for privately owned automobiles when used for official travel by Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorneys has decreased from $0.54 per mile to $0.535 per mile for travel performed on or after...

Fri, 2016-12-02

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(e), the court has determined that there is an immediate need to make a minor amendment to Local Rule 35.0(b) to be consistent with an amendment to Fed. R. App. P. 35(b)(2), which, effective December...

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