Notice

Electronic filing and electronic service will be mandatory on December 1, 2018!

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved amendments to Appellate Rule 25, Bankruptcy Rule 5005, Civil Rule 5, and Criminal Rule 49 mandating electronic filing and service in civil, criminal, and bankruptcy cases.  Those amendments were transmitted to Congress on April 26, 2018 and will become effective December 1, 2018.  A complete set of the amendments is available here:

Request for Comment on Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules


In 2018, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to the following rules:

  • Appellate Rules 35, 40;
  • Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 2004, 8012;
  • Civil Rule 30; and
  • Evidence Rule 404.

The comment period opened August 15, 2018 and closes February 15, 2019. Read the text of the proposed amendments and supporting materials:

Shawn Anderson appointed U.S. Attorney


Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood ceremonially swore Mr. Anderson in at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018.  He was previously appointed Interim U.S. Attorney by U.S. Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III on January 4, 2018, for a period of 120 days.

Mr. Anderson has previously held the positions of First Assistant United States Attorney and Criminal Chief for the districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

IMPLEMENTATION OF INCREASES UNDER THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT OF PANEL ATTORNEY HOURLY RATES AND CASE COMPENSATION MAXIMUMS

The new panel attorney hourly rates of $140 for non-capital representations and $188 for capital representations apply to services performed on or after March 23, 2018. Where the appointment of counsel occurred before March 23, 2018, the new hourly compensation rates apply to that portion of services provided on or after the effective date.

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