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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, 2020-01-21

The current term of office of Brian K. Tester, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Puerto Rico, is due to expire on November 12, 2020.  Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit comments for consideration by the Court...

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...

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,...

Thu, 2020-01-09

The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island has established a Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond and United States Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan to...

Thu, 2020-01-09

Effective January 1, 2020, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates and case compensation maximums have increased.  More information is available here.

Thu, 2019-11-07

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit provides notice that it proposes the attached amendment to Local Rules 25.0(e) and 46.6.

Thu, 2019-11-07

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit provides notice that it proposes the attached amendments to Local Rule 12.0, Local Rule 39.0(b) and...

Thu, 2019-11-07

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit provides notice that it proposes the attached amendment to Local Rule 11.0.

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