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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.

Fri, 2016-12-02

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(e), the court has determined that there is an immediate need to make a minor amendment to Local Rule 35.0(b) to be consistent with an amendment to Fed. R. App. P. 35(b)(2), which, effective December...

Fri, 2016-11-18

The attached chart details the increased amounts for the various miscellaneious fee schedules.

Mon, 2016-10-17

The December 1, 2016, amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure make significant changes to appellate practice. The full text of the amendments, as well as a summary of major changes, is...

Wed, 2016-05-25

On July 5, 2016, the First Circuit Court of Appeals will convert to eVoucher.  More information is available here.

Tue, 2016-05-24

Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit announced today that three new members were appointed to the Court's Rules Advisory Committee.  More information is available at...

Mon, 2016-02-08

Judge Henry J. Boroff of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts has announced his retirement.  Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has announced the formation of a Bankruptcy Merit...

Wed, 2016-02-03

The U.S. Court of Appeals Staff Attorneys' Office currently has an opening for a Temporary Staff Attorney.  More information can be found at

Wed, 2016-02-03

The U.S. Court of Appeals Clerk's Office currently has an opening for an Appellate Generalist Clerk.  More information can be found at

Tue, 2016-01-26


When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.

Thu, 2016-01-14


Effective January 1, 2016, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates and case compensation maximums for attorneys and service providers have increased as provided in the attached...