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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.

Mon, 2017-02-27

The Clerk's Office has noticed an increase in the number of appellant briefs that are non-compliant because the addendum is either missing or does not include required documents, such as the written memorandum and order...

Thu, 2017-01-12

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit previously provided notice of proposed amendment to Local Rule 35.0(b). No comments were received.

The court hereby provides notice of the final...

Wed, 2017-01-04

The mileage reimbursement rate for privately owned automobiles when used for official travel by Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorneys has decreased from $0.54 per mile to $0.535 per mile for travel performed on or after...

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 Clerk's Office currently has an opening for an Appellate Generalist Clerk.  More information can be found at