Federal Court Criminal Proceedings Rules in effect and Federal Court releases forms for lodgment

December 18, 2017 |

The Federal Court announced today that forms used in proceedings under the Federal Court criminal Proceedings Rules are now accessible and can be lodged by external users.  The Rules can be found here.

The Notice from the Federal Court states:

The Federal Court (Criminal Proceedings) Rules 2016 (Cth) (Criminal Proceeding Rules) commended on 10 November 2016, replacing the Federal Court (Criminal Proceedings) (Interim) Rules 2016 (Cth) (Interim Rules). The Interim Rules continued to apply for 6 months on a transitional basis for prosecutions commenced before 10 November 2016.

Forms for use in proceedings under the Criminal Proceedings Rules were approved from 10 November 2016 but, until now, could not be lodged by external users using eLodgment. Changes to correct this were introduced over the weekend of 16 and 17 November 2017. These forms can now be uploaded by external users on eLodgment for proceedings in the ‘Federal Crime and Related Proceedings’ National Practice Area


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