• New Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Include a Change to Briefing Requirements
  • November 22, 2013 | Author: Joseph J. Langkamer
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • On December 1, 2013, several amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure are scheduled to go into effect. The most significant change for most appellate practitioners is that Rule 28 now consolidates the Statement of the Case and the Statement of Facts into a single section of a brief. The rest of the changes concern appeals in tax cases and requests to proceed in forma pauperis. While none of these amendments is groundbreaking, it is important for appellate lawyers to be aware of and comply with them in briefs filed after December 1.