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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.

Fri, 2018-05-11

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

Mon, 2018-05-07

On February 5, 2018, this court issued notice that it proposed the adoption of Local Rule 18.0. The court has carefully considered the comments received. The court hereby provides notice of the adoption of Local Rule 18.0 with...

Wed, 2018-03-28

Effective March 23, 2018, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates and case compensation maximums for attorneys have increased as provided in the attached ...

Mon, 2018-03-19

The current term of office of Eric Vos, Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico, is due to expire on August 19, 2018.  The Court of Appeals is accepting public comments. More information is available...

Mon, 2018-02-05

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit hereby provides notice that it intends to adopt the attached proposed Local Rule 18.0. An explanation...

Wed, 2018-01-03

The mileage reimbursement rate for privately owned automobiles when used for official travel by Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorneys increased from $0.535 per mile to $0.545 per mile for travel performed on or after...

Tue, 2017-10-24

United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit to Relocate to the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in November.  Additional information is available here.

Tue, 2017-10-24

Information regarding the preservation of internet citations in opinions can be found here.

Mon, 2017-10-23

On November 13, 2017, the Supreme Court’s electronic filing system will begin operation. While paper will remain the official form of filing as under existing practice, parties represented by counsel will...

Mon, 2017-08-21

On August 21, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upgraded its CM/ECF system to NextGen CM/ECF, the latest iteration of the national case management and electronic case filing...