January 23, 2017 - Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann has announced the unveiling of
the website for Justice for All: Courts and the Community , the civic education initiative of the federal courts of the Second Circuit. Our mission is to increase public understanding of the role of the courts, and to bring courts closer to the community.
Click here for the
November 29, 2016 - Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Second Circuit Local Rules and the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule -
On December 1, 2016, significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure will take effect. Among the changes are: a new prisoner mail requirement, clarification of the effect of post-judgment motions on appeal timeliness,
elimination of the 3-day mail period for electronically filed documents, expanded use of the certificate attesting to word limit compliance, word limits for documents other than briefs,
requirements for an amicus brief submitted in support of a petition for rehearing, and new appellate forms.
Notwithstanding FRAP's reduction in the word limit for briefs, the Court has issued an order retaining the current word limits for
party briefs and length for amicus briefs. Click here for the redline version of the new FRAP rules.
In addition, click here for the new Court of Appeals Miscellaneous Fee Schedule.
November 29, 2016 - Amendment to the Local Rules of the Second Circuit -
Effective December 1, 2016, an appellant in a case that raises a claim under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International
Child Abduction must immediately notify the Court of the claim upon filing a notice of appeal.
Click here for the order.
October 19, 2016 - Notice of proposed rulemaking -
By this notice and the order linked below, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit publishes for comment proposed amendments to its Local Rules. Specifically, the amendments (1) establish a notice requirement when a party files an appeal that raises an issue related to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, and (2) rely upon the local variation provision of the Fed. R. App. P. 32(e) to retain the current word limits for briefs when, effective December 1, 2016, the word limits set in the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure decrease.
Click here to view the Court's order inviting comment and the proposed amendments. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b) and Fed. R. App. P. 47(a)(1), comments are invited on the proposed rules. Please submit comments to the Clerk of Court at 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007 or
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 18, 2016.
July 29, 2016 - Amendments to the Local Rules of the Second Circuit -
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has amended IOP C. Website, effective immediately, which now contain links to audio recordings of oral arguments.
The Court will begin posting audio recordings of oral arguments on August 15, 2016. Click here
for the order adopting the amendments.
May 3, 2016 - Required Form for Filing a Motion that Seeks an Order Authorizing the District Court to Consider a Second or Successive Habeas Corpus Application or Motion
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 2244(b) and 2254 or 2255 - The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reminds counsel and pro se litigants that a motion filed in this Court for permission to file in the district court a second or successive application under § 2254, or motion under § 2255 must be made on the appropriate form as required by
Local Rule 22.2(c). A prisoner held in state custody should use
A prisoner held in federal custody should use this form. The forms are also posted on this website under Forms and Instructions. A motion that is not properly filed will be defected and the filer will be notified to cure the defect.
September 14, 2015 - Amendment to the Local Rules of the Second Circuit -
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has amended IOP 35.1, effective September 14, 2015, which governs a judge's eligibility to vote in an en banc poll.
Click here for the order adopting the amendment.