Rule Amendments

Each court of appeals acting by a majority of its judges in regular active service may, after giving appropriate public notice and opportunity for comment, make and amend rules governing its practice. Fed. R. App. P. 47(a)(1). This court's Rules Advisory Committee Members, consisting of an attorney from each of the states constituting the Fourth Circuit, makes recommendations and advises the court concerning proposed changes to the local rules.


Local Rule Amendments

Federal Rulemaking

December 1, 2018, Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure - Link: Congressional Package excerpt, adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 26, 2018.

Information about the federal rulemaking process and pending and proposed federal rule amendments, including amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, are available at  http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies.