AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
11/30/10

Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2072, the following amendments to the rules will take effect on December 1, 2010:

• Appellate Rules 1, 4, and 29, and Appellate Form 4;
• Bankruptcy Rules 1007, 1014, 1015, 1018, 1019, 4001, 4004, 5009, 7001,
and 9001, and new Rule 5012;
• Civil Rules 8, 26, and 56, and Illustrative Civil Form 52;
• Criminal Rules 12.3, 21, and 32.1; and
• Evidence Rule 804.

Under 28 U.S.C. § 2074(a) and the April 28, 2010, Supreme Court orders, the amendments will govern all proceedings commenced on or after December 1, 2010, and all proceedings then pending “insofar as just and practicable.”

The text of the amended rules and extensive supporting documentation can be found on the Judiciary’s Federal Rulemaking website at: http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/FederalRulemaking/Overview.aspx.