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Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules Published for Public Comment

Release Date: 
August 25, 2015

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

The following proposed amendments were approved for publication by the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in January and May 2015.

Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence (pdf)

On August 14, 2015, the public comment period opened for proposed amendments to:

  • Bankruptcy Rules 1001 and 1006; and
  • Evidence Rules 803 and 902.

The public comment period closes on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

For information regarding submission of comments and public hearings, please visit