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Notice of Proposed Amendment to Local Rule 33.0(a) and (f)

Monday, December 10, 2012


The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit hereby provides notice that it proposes the attached amendments to subsections (a) and (f) of the Civil Appeals Management Plan ("CAMP"), incorporated into the First Circuit local rules as Local Rule 33.0(a) and (f). Additions are noted in italic print; deletions are noted in strikeout print.

The proposed changes are made to bring the local rule into conformity with current practice. Currently, Settlement Counsel sends notice to litigants about CAMP rather than the Clerk of the Court of Appeals. Further, Social Security appeals and petitions for review from orders of the Board of Immigration Appeals are not currently included as part of the Program. The proposed amendment would not preclude a judge or panel from referring such a case to Settlement Counsel.

The Court of Appeals invites public comment on the proposed amendments. Comments should be received by January 11, 2013, and addressed to:

Office of the Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2500
Boston, MA 02210