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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.

Mon, 2021-09-13

Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard announced today that Maria de los Angeles Gonzalez-Hernandez has been selected to fill the vacancy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico in Ponce. The press release is available ...

Mon, 2021-04-26

The U.S. 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 panel members...

Thu, 2021-03-25

Four new members have been appointed to the Court of Appeals' Rules Advisory Committee.  More information is available at the following link: 2021 First Circuit...

Tue, 2021-02-09

On February 9, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued this order implementing new procedures for the filing of highly sensitive documents. 

Fri, 2021-01-08

Effective January 1, 2021, the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates and case compensation maximums for attorneys and service providers have increased, and the reimbursement mileage rate for privately owned...

Tue, 2020-11-24

The attached chart details the increased amounts for the various miscellaneous fee schedules.

Tue, 2020-10-13

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

Mon, 2020-01-13

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit provides notice that it has adopted the amendments to Local Rule 12.0, Local Rule 39.0(b) and Internal Operating Procedures III(B), VI, and VII(A). The effective date of...

Mon, 2020-01-13

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit provides notice that it has adopted the amendments to Local Rules 25.0(e) and 46.6. The effective date of the amendments is January 13, 2020. A copy of Local Rules 25.0(e...

Mon, 2020-01-13

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit provides notice that it has adopted the amendments to Local Rule 46.0(a)(1) and Internal Operating Procedure II(A). The effective date of the amendments is January 13,...

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