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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, 2021-07-19

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. A job description and an application form can be...

Fri, 2021-06-25

The current term of office of David Beneman, Federal Public Defender for the District of Maine, is due to expire on December 29, 2021. The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is considering the reappointment of David Beneman to a...

Fri, 2021-05-14

The Circuit Executive's Office for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit seeks applications for the position of Programmer/Systems Administrator in the Information Technology Department. Additional information can be found ...

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 amendment to Local Rule 11.0. The effective date of the amendment is January 13, 2020. A copy of Local Rule 11.0, with the...

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