Notices & Announcements

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.

Notice of Implementation of the New Scheduling Conflicts Procedure

This is a reminder that the new scheduling conflicts procedure takes effect today, January 2, 2019.  Updated versions of the Guide to Oral Argument (pdf) and the Response to Notice to Advise of Scheduling Conflicts form (pdf) are available on our website.  Counsel should begin using this new form when advising the court of scheduling conflicts.  For more information on the revised procedure, see our December 10, 2018 notice (pdf).

Notice of New Mandate Format

Beginning January 2, 2019, the court will begin using a new format for its mandates. Litigants, members of the bar, and the public may notice a change in the format of this item on the court’s docket as of that date.  

Revised Scheduling Conflicts Procedure

Beginning January 2, 2019, the court will be changing its argument scheduling practices in an effort to reduce further the time between when a case is calendar-ready and is scheduled for oral argument.  Full details of this change can be found here (pdf).