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Effective 12:01 a.m. (Eastern) on November 3, 2020, the Clerk's Office is suspending access to its night drop box on H Street, NW, as well as in-person receipt of paper filings and submissions by couriers, third-party carriers, and members of the public.  Instead, parties and filers must submit any paper filings or submissions through the U.S. Postal Service to Clerk of Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 717 Madison Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20439.  This modified procedure remains in effect until further notice from the Clerk of Court. 

The Clerk’s Office remains accessible for purposes of Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 26 and Federal Circuit Rule 26 and the Clerk’s Office is continuing to provide all other services. Electronic filing access and deadlines, as well as any scheduled hearings, are unaffected.  The full administrative order is available on the court's website

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Friday, November 27, 2020, in addition to the federal holiday of Thursday, November 26, 2020.  For purposes of computation of time and motions to enlarge time under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 26 and Federal Circuit Rule 26, November 27, 2020, will be considered a "legal holiday."  The full order is 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 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.

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