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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, 2019-06-05

Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit announced today that Janet E. Bostwick has been selected to fill the vacancy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts in...

Wed, 2019-04-24

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

Wed, 2019-04-17

Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit announced today that Eric Vos has been reappointed as Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico for a new four-year term.  More information is...

Fri, 2019-04-12

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...

Fri, 2019-03-15

Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard, of the First Circuit Court of Appeals, announced today that United States Bankruptcy Judge Edward A. Godoy, of the District of Puerto Rico, will assume the duties of Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for...

Tue, 2019-03-05

Chief Judge Jeffrey Howard announced the formation of a permanent Workplace Conduct Committee for the United States Courts for the First Circuit and the appointment of Christine Fortune Guthery as the First Circuit's Director of Workplace...

Thu, 2019-02-28

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the members of the court's Criminal Appellate Practice Bar Education Committee are hosting a court-sponsored, one-day seminar in Maine on Thursday, May 16, 2019. The program...

Thu, 2019-02-28

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the members of the court's Criminal Appellate Practice Bar Education Committee are hosting a court-sponsored, one-day seminar in Massachusetts on Monday, May 13, 2019. The...

Wed, 2019-02-20

Effective February 15, 2019, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates and case compensation maximums have increased as provided in the attached memorandum...

Wed, 2019-01-09

Effective January 1, 2019, the reimbursement mileage rate for privately owned automobiles increased from $0.545 to $0.580 per mile for travel performed on or after January 1, 2019. Link...

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