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July 14, 2024 – Announcement - Chief Judge Debra Ann Livingston announces the death of Judge Chester J. Straub of the court of Appeals. A public statement is forthcoming.

May 13, 2024 – Applications for the Second Circuit's Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel - The Legal Affairs Committee is accepting applications for the Second Circuit's Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel. The deadline is August 2, 2024. Please refer to the Court's official announcement and application materials, which are available here.

February 12, 2024 – Application For Service On CJA Panel - The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is accepting applications for service on the Court’s Criminal Justice Act Panel. For annoucement click here. For application click here.

December 29, 2023 – Public Notice for Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Judge Katharine H. Parker - Click here for the notice.

December 14, 2023 – Notice of Amendments to the Second Circuit’s Local Rules - By this notice and the order linked below, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit amends Local Rules 25.1, 35.1, 40.1 and 46.1, effective immediately, and solicits comments regarding these interim rules. The amendments extend, in direct criminal appeals, to 45 days the time to file a petition for panel and/or en banc rehearing. The local rules are also amended to include the Court’s ACMS electronic filing system. Click here to see the Clerk’s order inviting comment and the proposed amendment. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2971(b) and Fed. R. App. P. 47(a)(1), comments are invited on the proposed rule. Please submit comments to the Clerk of Court at 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007 or rulescomments@ca2.uscourts.gov no later than January 13, 2024.

November 28, 2023 – Notice of Fee Changes -Effective December 1, 2023, the fee changes listed below will take effect following amendments to the Court of Appeals Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, issued pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1913.

FEE SCHEDULE *
Effective December 1, 2023

All fees should be remitted to the Second Circuit unless otherwise noted.
Checks and money orders to this court should be made payable to:

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  Notice of appeal (payable to District Court)   $605
  Writ of mandamus   $600
  Petition for review   $600
  Reproductions (magnetic argument tapes, CDs)   $34
  Reproduction of documents provided in paper form   50¢ per page
  Reproduction of electronic records stored outside of the court's electronic case management system, including but not limited to, document files, audio and video recordings (other than a recording of a court proceeding)   $33 per record



  Reproductions of the record when no appendix required under FRAP 30(f) and LR 30.1   $94
  Attorney admission   $232
  Attorney renewal   $25
  Certificate of good standing   $21
  Duplicate certificate of admission   $21
  Record retrieval (from Federal Records Center)   $70 (first box)
$43 (each add'l box)
  Certifications   $12
  Apostille   $50
  Payments returned or denied for insufficient funds, or reversed due to a chargeback   $53
  Search of records   $34
  Slip opinions   20¢ per page
       
  FRAP 39 costs (for briefs and appendices) **    
      Reproduction   20¢ per page
      Covers   $125
      Binding   $5.00 per copy
       

* Some attorneys may be exempt from remitting fees in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1913.

** Costs are taxed at these rates, or the actual cost, whichever is less.

 

November 28, 2023 – Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure - On December 1, 2023, amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure will take effect. The rules impacted are 2, 4, 26 and 45. The changes address court operations in the event the Judicial Conference of the United States declares an Appellate Rules emergency. Other changes incorporate Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal holiday. For the rule amendments click here.

September 1, 2023 – ACMS to Expand Operations on October 1, 2023 - On October 1, 2023, the Second Circuit’s Appellate Case Management System (“ACMS”) will expand operations to all case types. Filings in appeals opened in the Court of Appeals on or after October 1, 2023 must be filed in ACMS. Attorneys who wish to learn how the system operates should email Eniola Ajayi at eniola_ajayi@ca2.uscourts.gov. Training will be held by Zoom on September 14th, 22nd, and 29th at 3:30 PM. Please include in the email subject line “ACMS Training” and indicate in the body of the email the session you would like to attend.

June 1, 2023 – Applications for the Second Circuit's Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel - The Legal Affairs Committee is accepting applications for the Second Circuit's Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel. The deadline is August 4, 2023. Please refer to the Court's official announcement and application materials, which are available here.

April 3, 2023 – ACMS to Expand Operations on May 1, 2023 - On May 1, 2023, the Second Circuit’s Appellate Case Management System (“ACMS”) will expand operations to process Prisoner habeas and civil rights appeals. Filings in all Prisoner habeas and civil rights appeals opened in the Court of Appeals on or after May 1, 2023 must be filed in ACMS. Attorneys who wish to learn how the system operates should email Eniola Ajayi at eniola_ajayi@ca2.uscourts.gov. Training will be held by Zoom on April 11th, 14th, 18th, and 25th at 3:30 PM. Please include in the email subject line “ACMS Training” and indicate in the body of the email the session you would like to attend.

February 6, 2023 – Application For Service On CJA Panel - The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is accepting applications for service on the Court’s Criminal Justice Act Panel. For annoucement click here. For application click here.

December 20, 2022 – Corrected Fee Schedule - December 1, 2023 is the effective date of the fee changes announced on November 28, 2022, not December 1, 2022. The December, 2020 miscellaneous fee schedule has been re-posted. A refund will issued to those who paid a fee in excess of the December, 2020 fee schedule.

December 1, 2022 – ACMS to Expand Operations on January 1, 2023 - On January 1, 2023, ACMS (Appellate Case Management System), the court’s case management program that processes Agency appeals and Second or Successive Habeas Applications, will expand operations to process criminal appeals. Filings in all criminal appeals opened in the Court of Appeals on or after January 1, 2023 must be filed in ACMS. Attorneys who wish to learn how the system operates should email Eniola Ajayi at eniola_ajayi@ca2.uscourts.gov. Training will be held by Zoom on December 19 and 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM and on December 21, 2022 at 3:00 PM. The Clerk’s Office will host an additional session in early January. Those interested should include in the subject line of their email “ACMS Training” and indicate in the body of the email the session you would like to attend.

November 28, 2022 – Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Rules 25 and 42 - Effective December 1, 2022, FRAP 25 and FRAP 42 are amended. FRAP 25 extends the privacy provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2(c)(1) and (2) to the review of a benefits decision of the Railroad Retirement Board under the Railroad Retirement Act. FRAP 42 restores the requirement that the circuit clerk dismiss an appeal if all parties agree. It clarifies that the fees that must be paid are court fees, not attorney’s fees. The amendment does not alter the requirements that govern court approval of a settlement, payment or other consideration. The amendment also permits a local rule that requires an appellant in a criminal appeal to consent to the dismissal of the appeal. A complete set of amendments with redlines can be found here.

November 22, 2022 – In-Person Court Proceedings and Other Court Operations at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit - Effective Monday, November 28, 2022, masks will be optional in the Court of Appeals’ courtrooms and overflow spaces. In light of the continuing risk COVID-19 poses, the Court notes that some people may choose to continue to wear a mask. The Court may reinstate the mask requirement on short notice should conditions change.

Public Counter - The Court’s public counter in Room 150 of the Clerk’s Office continues to be open between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Only two people seeking staff assistance may be in the room at one time. In addition, only one person at a time may use a kiosk for a maximum of 30 minutes. Mask wearing will be optional for visitors to the public counter, beginning November 28, 2022. The Court may reinstate the mask requirement on short notice should conditions change.

Pro Se Filings - Paper filings may continue to be made by ordinary mail to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Clerk’s Office, Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007. In the alternative, papers may be deposited in the Night Box located inside the entrance to the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse. Pro se litigants may continue to file electronic documents using prosecases@ca2.uscourts.gov. For new cases in which a docketing notice has not yet issued, opening papers may be emailed to newcases@ca2.uscourts.gov.

General Rule - All persons who have business with the Court must comply with the health screening requirements and entrance protocols posted at the entrance to the building and on the website of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York at https://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/covid-19-coronavirus.

September 6, 2022 – ACMS to Process All Agency Appeals - On October, 1, 2022, the Second Circuit’s ACMS case filing system, which is currently used for immigration petitions for review and second or successive habeas applications, will begin to process all new administrative agency cases. All petitions for review of federal agency decisions or applications for enforcement that are filed on or after October 1, 2022 must be filed in ACMS. Counsel interested in learning about ACMS to file papers should email Eniola Ajayi at eniola_ajayi@ca2.uscourts.gov with the words “ACMS Training” in the subject line by September 16, 2022. The Clerk’s Office will hold training sessions by Zoom on September 22 and September 29 for those who respond.

 

 

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