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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 (public comment period closes on February 16, 2023)

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

  • Appellate Rules 32, 35, 40, and Appendix on Length Limits
  • Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts VII to IX, Rules 1007, 4004, 5009, 7001, 9006, and proposed new Rule 8023.1
  • Official Bankruptcy Form 410A
  • Civil Rule 12
  • Evidence Rules 611, 613, 801, 804, and 1006

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

The public comment period closes on February 16, 2023.

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