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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will hold all oral arguments telephonically during the court’s May 2020 session. Given the continued public health restrictions and limits on public access to the courthouse, the court will also provide live audio access to such arguments, with access information available by 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) each day of argument on the court's website (link).  The full notice is available here.

Public access information for live audio of the court's April 2020 Court Session will be available at this link by 9:00 a.m. (EDT) each day of argument.  Members of the media and the public can also access this information under the Announcements menu of the court's website.  After the end of each day's arguments, audio recordings of each argument will be available on the court's website (link).

Due to the declaration of public health emergencies in the National Capital Region, the court will be providing media and public access to the live audio of each panel scheduled for argument during the April 2020 session.  Access information for each panel will be posted on the court's website by 9:00 a.m. (EDT) each day of argument, with the conference lines available for connection starting at 9:15 a.m.  Recordings of all arguments will be posted on the court's website after the conclusion of arguments each day.  The full advisory is available here.  

The Clerk’s Office has received an increase in questions concerning service of documents outside of the court’s electronic filing system (CM/ECF) due to current public health guidance and restrictions that inhibit access to postal mail.  To assist counsel, the Clerk’s Office has issued new guidance on how counsel may accomplish service outside of CM/ECF, which is most frequently required when serving pro se parties or confidential materials. 
 

Pursuant to the court's March 20, 2020 Administrative Order, the Clerk's Office will be reducing public assistance by phone as of Monday, March 23, 2020.  Instead, members of the public are asked to contact the Clerk's Office by email using one of two new email addresses.  For inquiries about pending cases, contact casequestions@cafc.uscourts.gov.  For all other inquiries, please contact publicinformation@cafc.uscourts.gov.  By modifiying this procedure, it will allow Clerk's Office staff to better manage the increased call volume with reduced on-site court staff.  Please review the full notice for additional information.

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