Amendments to Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure - Effective December 1, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Please be advised that amendments to the following Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence are effective December 1, 2020:

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

Rule 35  En Banc Determination
Rule 40  Petition for Panel Rehearing

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

Rule 2002  Notices to Creditors, Equity Security Holders, Administrators in Foreign Proceedings, Persons Against Whom Provisional Relief is Sought in Ancillary and Other Cross-Border Cases, United States, and United States Trustee
Rule 2004 Examination
Rule 8012 Disclosure Statement
Rule 8013 Motions; Intervention
Rule 8015 Form and Length of Briefs; Form of Appendices and Other Papers
Rule 8021  Costs

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Rule 30  Depositions by Oral Examination

Federal Rules of Evidence

Rule 404 Character Evidence; Other Crimes, Wrongs, or Acts

The text of the new and amended rules are posted on the “Current Rules” page of the Judiciary’s website at: