Notices & Announcements

Updated Electronic Filing Procedures and Notice of Docketing Form

The Clerk’s Office has released an updated version of the Electronic Filing Procedures, which is now available on the court’s website.  A summary of the changes are listed on the revision control page.  In addition, the Clerk’s Office has updated the format of its Notices of Docketing, which will now include providing parties with the official and the short captions.  This new format will be used on cases opened on or after October 1, 2019.

Notice of Fee Schedule Change

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914(b), the Judicial Conference of the United States has approved a new fee of $47.00 for the issuance of an apostille beginning October 1, 2019.  An updated and expanded fee schedule will be available on our website as of that date.

Change to Electronic Filing Procedures During Weather-Related Closures

Effective October 1, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will no longer automatically consider weather-related closures as legal holidays for purposes of Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 26.  The full notice, including the new procedure for handling deadlines for electronic and paper filings, is available on the court’s website (pdf).

Updated Clerk’s Office Phone Menu System

Beginning July 15, 2019, the Clerk’s Office has updated and expanded its automated public phone menu system and options.  Callers to the main Clerk’s Office phone number (202-275-8000) will hear new messages and prompts incorporating recent changes to information on our website.  These changes will provide additional public information and allow for the faster and more accurate routing of calls to Clerk’s Office staff.  The full list of contact information for the Clerk’s Office is available on our website.

Restoration of Clerk’s Office Public Services

The Clerk’s Office will resume normal operations and public services in the National Courts Building at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) today.  Electronic filing remains available without interruption.  This message was updated at 11:50 a.m. on April 23, 2019.

Notice of Clerk’s Office Temporary Relocation on March 12, 2019

Due to renovations on the fourth floor, the Clerk’s Office will temporarily relocate to the Federal Circuit Library on the second floor beginning Tuesday, March 12, 2019.   All public services, including counsel argument check-in and public filings, will be available at the Federal Circuit Library reference desk as of that date.  Courtroom access and availability will remain unaffected, and all Clerk’s Office phone lines and email accounts will remain the same.