Notice of Modifications to Court Operations and New Protocols for In-Person Arguments

Starting with the September 2021 court sitting, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will resume in-person arguments and has issued necessary protocols that will govern appearances for that sitting and future sittings until further notice.  These Protocols for In-Person Argument (pdf), as well as a new administrative order (pdf) implementing these changes, are available on the court’s website. 

Pursuant to Administrative Order 2021-10 (pdf), the Clerk’s Office gives notice that non-electronic filings and materials may be submitted through the U.S. Postal Service or third-party commercial carriers, or they may be deposited in the night drop box on H Street, N.W.  In-person filings inside the courthouse remain unavailable. See Administrative Order 2021-09 (pdf).