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The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has amended Attorney Discipline Rule 8 to provide an option for a hearing at the discretion of the court in reciprocal discipline cases. The amendment added the underscored text available here and it is incorporated into Rule 8 here.

The Clerk’s Office public service counter will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016. This delay does not affect electronic filing. Court Staff are authorized up to a 3 hour delay from their routine reporting time. Unscheduled leave and telecommuting is authorized as approved by supervisors.

The Clerk's Office will resume normal operations on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Court staff should report not later than 3 hours delayed arrival. Unscheduled leave is authorized as permitted by supervisors.

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 48, a panel of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Oral arguments will begin at 10 a.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room. In accordance with routine practice, the names of the panel judges will not be released prior to the morning of scheduled arguments. Additional information will be available on the Court’s website at the Arguments/Upcoming Arguments tab.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, due to the inclement weather. For purposes of computation of time and for motions to enlarge time under Fed. R. App. Proc. 26 and Fed. Cir. R. 26, January 26, 2016, will be considered a "legal holiday."