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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims have entered a new joint order extending their prior administrative order of June 26, 2020, concerning access to the National Courts Building complex in Washington, D.C.   Effective immediately, building access will continue to remain limited to court staff through November 22, 2020; however, requests for access will still be handled on a case-by-case basis when submitted in writing at least 24 hours ahead of time.  The full administrative order is available on the court's website.

Requests for access relating to Federal Circuit business or spaces within the National Courts Building may be submitted in writing to the Circuit Executive's Office at FSO_helpdesk@cafc.uscourts.gov. These restrictions will remain in effect through November 22, 2020, unless modified sooner. 

To review ongoing updates and information about the Federal Circuit's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to the court's COVID-19 information page. [October 19, 2020]

 

Effective today, electronic filing for unrepresented parties is available.  Additionally, the Clerk's Office has implemented several modifications to its procedures, including the resumption of public assistance by telephone.  Details of these changes were announced on September 24, 2020, and are outlined in the Notice of Modification to Clerk's Office Procedures and the Notice of Implementation of Electronic Filing for Unrepresented Parties

Updated versions of the Electronic Filing Procedures and Guide for Unrepresented Parties, as well as additional content are now available throughout the court’s website.

Unrepresented parties interested in electronic filing must first (1) register for a Non-Attorney Electronic Filing and (2) submit an updated Form 8B to the Clerk’s Office before they will have the ability to file electronically. [Oct. 1, 2020]

Effective October 1, 2020, the Clerk's Office will be implementing several modifications to office procedures including finalizing electronic filing access for unrepresented parties and resuming public assistance by telephone.  Details of these changes are outlined in the Notice of Motification to Clerk's Office Procedures (Sept. 24, 2020) and the Notice of Implementation of Electronic Filing for Unrepresented Parties (Sept 24, 2020) available on the court's website.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims have entered a new joint order extending their prior administrative orders of June 26, 2020, concerning access to the National Courts Building complex in Washington, D.C.   Effective immediately, building access will continue to remain limited to court staff, however requests for access will still be handled on a case-by-case basis when submitted in writing at least 24 hours ahead of time.  The full administrative order is available on the court's website.

Requests for access relating to Federal Circuit business or spaces within the National Courts Building may be submitted in writing to the Circuit Executive's Office at FSO_helpdesk@cafc.uscourts.gov. These restrictions will remain in effect until October 19, 2020, unless modified sooner. 

To review ongoing updates and information about the Federal Circuit's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to the court's COVID-19 information page. [September 11, 2020]

 

The Clerk's Office will be inaccessible for submitting paper filings, mail and courier deliveries, and night box submissions on Friday, August 28, 2020.  Paper filings and submissions due on Friday, August 28, 2020, will be deemed as timely filed if received on Monday, August 31, 2020.  Electronic case filing will remain available through CM/ECF and electronic filing deadlines remain in effect.  

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