Federal Rules Amendments Effective 12/1/2020
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2020 Amendments to Federal Rules

(Effective 12/1/2020)

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure:  35 and 40.

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure:  2002, 2004, 8012, 8013, 8015 and 8021.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure:  30.

Federal Rules of Evidence:  404.

Under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2074(a) and 2075, and the Supreme Court orders dated April 27, 2020, the amendments govern all proceedings commenced on or after December 1, 2020, and all proceedings then pending "insofar as just and practicable."  The text of the new and amended rules, and the accompanying committee notes -- along with extensive supporting documentation related to their adoption -- are posted on the "Current Rules" page of the Judiciary's website at: http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/current-rules-practice-procedure.