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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Request for Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules and Forms

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The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has approved publication for public comment of the following proposed amendments to existing rules and forms, as well as one new rule:

  • Appellate Rules 6 and 39;
  • Bankruptcy Rules 3002.1 and 8006;
  • Bankruptcy Officical Forms 410, 410C13-M1, 410C13-M1R, 410C13-N, 410C13-NR, 410C13-M2, and 410C13-M2R; and
  • Civil Rules 16, 26, and new Rule 16.1.

The proposals and supporting materials are posted on the Judiciary’s website at:

The public comment period opens on August 15, 2023, and closes on February 16, 2024.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Rules Committee Staff at (202) 502-1820 or via email at