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Rules of Practice and Procedure: Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure

Presented here is information about recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure. The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has information about rules amendments longer ago.

Public Comment

  • Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment: When an advisory committee recommends an amendment to the rules, it must obtain the approval of the Judicial Conference's standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure to publish the proposed amendment for public comment. During the comment period, which typically runs from August to February, the public is encouraged to submit written comments and may also request to testify at public hearings on the proposed amendment.

 
Potentially Effective December 1, 2021

 
Effective December 1, 2020

 
Effective December 1, 2019

 
Effective December 1, 2018

 
Effective December 1, 2017

 
Effective December 1, 2016

 
Effective December 1, 2015