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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.

Wed, 2023-02-01

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is hosting a court-sponsored, one-hour presentation by Margaret D. McGaughey, former Appellate Chief of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine, entitled "First...

Wed, 2023-01-18

The Circuit Executive's Office for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is seeking applicants for the position of Administrative Specialist. Further details can be found ...

Wed, 2023-01-04

Effective January 1, 2023, the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates and case compensation maximums for certain appeals have increased, as provided in the attached ...

Tue, 2023-01-03

The Staff Attorneys' Office for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is seeking applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant. Further details can be found ...

Fri, 2022-08-19

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the members of the court's Criminal Appellate Practice Bar Education Committee are hosting a series of court-sponsored, one-day seminars. See the...

Fri, 2022-04-01

On Friday, April 1, 2022, the Honorable David J. Barron became the eleventh chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, a position created by Congress in 1948.  Additional information is available...

Thu, 2022-03-31

Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit announced today that the Court has selected Kyana Givens to serve as the next Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and...

Fri, 2022-03-18

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit previously provided notice of proposed amendments to Local Rules 25.0 and 30.0. No comments were received.

The court hereby provides notice that it has adopted the amendments to...

Fri, 2022-03-18

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit previously provided notice of proposed amendments to Local Rules 22.1(e) and 25.0(d)(1). No comments were received.

The court hereby provides notice that it has adopted the...

Mon, 2022-03-14

Three new members have been appointed to the Court of Appeals' Rules Advisory Committee.  More information is available at the following link: 2022 First Circuit...

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