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Amendments to FRBP and Forms (Effective 12/1/21)

Friday, December 3, 2021


Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, the following rules took effect on December 1, 2021:


Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

Rule 3              Appeal as of Right—How Taken

Rule 6              Appeal in a Bankruptcy Case

Form 1A          Notice of Appeal to a Court of Appeals From a Judgment of a District Court

Form 1B          Notice of Appeal to a Court of Appeals From an Appealable Order of a District Court

Form 2             Notice of Appeal to a Court of Appeals From a Decision of the United States Tax Court


Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

Rule 2005        Apprehension and Removal of Debtor to Compel Attendance for Examination

Rule 3007        Objections to Claims

Rule 7007.1     Corporate Ownership Statement

Rule 9036        Notice and Service by Electronic Transmission


Under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2074(a) and 2075, and the Supreme Court orders dated April 14, 2021, the amendments govern all proceedings commenced on or after December 1, 2021, and all proceedings then pending “insofar as just and practicable.”  The text of the amended rules, and the accompanying committee notes—along with extensive supporting documentation related to their adoption—are posted on the “Current Rules” page of the Judiciary’s website at:

In addition, one amended official bankruptcy form became effective on December 1, 2021. As approved by the Judicial Conference, amendments to official bankruptcy forms govern all proceedings in bankruptcy cases thereafter commenced and, insofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending. The form is posted on the website at:



Official Bankruptcy Form


Official Form 122B      Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income