2018-2019 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Approved © 2014-2018 The National Court Rules Committee


The U.S. Supreme Court approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on April 26, 2018. The new amendments go into effect on December 1, 2018, which is now only a few months away. As usual, new text is underlined; deleted text is struck through.

When you review the amendments, I recommend taking the time to read the notes that explain the reasons for the changes. As for the amendment to Rule 5. I suggest that, if you serve a complaint by e-mail, use the email option to show delivery to and/or read receipt by the recipient.

This link will take you to the revised rules, but it is also a free resource that provides access to all the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. For both reasons, worth a bookmark. – CCE