The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit hereby provides notice that it proposes the attached amendments to Local Rule 46.0(a)(1) and Internal Operating Procedure II(A). Additions are noted in italic print; deletions are noted in strikeout print.
The amended rule and operating procedure require that attorneys seeking admission to the First Circuit bar submit their bar application and pay the admission fee electronically through CM/ECF. Currently, applications must be submitted in paper accompanied by a check. Upon adoption of the amendments, the Clerk's Office will enable the utility feature in CM/ECF that permits submission and payment electronically. Attorneys will be able to pay by credit/debit card or by electronic debit from a checking or savings account using a routing number.
The Court of Appeals invites public comment on the proposed amendments. Comments should be received by May 5, 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