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Notice of proposed amendments to local rules

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Notice of Proposed Amendments to
Local Rule 22.1(e) and Rule 27.0(c)

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit hereby provides notice that it proposes the minor amendments to Local Rule 22.1(e) and Rule 27.0(c) necessitated by past rule changes. The second sentence of Local Rule 22.1(e) is corrected to cross-reference Local Rule 22.1(a), rather than former Local Rule 22.2(a). The requirement in Local Rule 27.0(c) that motions for summary disposition be accompanied by "four copies of a memorandum or brief" is stricken. Fed. R. App. P. 27(a)(2)(C) currently requires that legal arguments be made in the body of a motion, rather than in a separate brief or memorandum, and, with the advent of electronic case filing, this court no longer requires paper copies of motions.

Click here for a copy of the proposed amended rules. Additions are in italic print; deletions are in strike-out print.

The Court of Appeals invites public comment on the proposed amendments. Comments should be received by Jan. 11, 2013 and addressed to:

Office of the Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2500
Boston, MA 02210

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Notice of Proposed Amendments to Local Rule 33.0(a) and (f)

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit hereby provides notice that it proposes amendments to subsections (a) and (f) of the Civil Appeals Management Plan, incorporated into the First Circuit local rules as Local Rule 33.0(a) and (f). Additions are noted in italic print; deletions are noted in strikeout print.

The proposed changes are made to bring the local rule into conformity with current practice. Currently, settlement counsel sends notice to litigants about CAMP rather than the Clerk of the Court of Appeals. Further, Social Security appeals and petitions for review from orders of the Board of Immigration Appeals are not currently included as part of the program.

The proposed amendment would not preclude a judge or panel from referring such a case to settlement counsel.

The Court of Appeals invites public comment on the proposed amendments. Comments should be received by Jan. 11, 2013 and addressed to:

Office of the Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2500
Boston, MA 02210

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