Upcoming Events

2020 Third Circuit Judicial Conference
May 13 - 15, 2023
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
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Notice from the Court

Tentative selection of Stacey L. Meisel
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Tentative selection of Jerrold N. Poslusny, Jr.
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Tentative selection of Laurie Selber Silverstein
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Tentative selection of Vincent F. Papalia
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Tentative Selection of Ashely M. Chan
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Welcome to the Bar Association
of the Third Federal Circuit

Welcome to the Bar Association of the Third Federal Circuit (3CBA) web site, the Association for lawyers who practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Federal Circuit. With hundreds of members, including 98 Founding Members and 18 Founding Firms, the 3CBA’s mission is to work with the Court to:

  • Improve the standards of federal practice
  • Develop improved rules of practice
  • Promote events and educational programs to aid the Court in the administration of justice
  • Facilitate Bench/Bar relations with the Third Circuit

We hope that you will join us and become an active member of our growing association. Click here for information about how to join the 3CBA. Since our formation in 2007, the 3CBA has presented state of the art appellate programs in every corner of the Circuit – from Pennsylvania to the Virgin Islands – covering topics such as electronic filing, appellate motions practice, brief writing, and effective oral argument. Most recently, we are providing CLE presentations for the 2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference on "Professional Ethics in Appellate Advocacy" and "What Attorneys Hope Judges Know and Vice Versa." We have also developed the Third Circuit Practice Guide and publish "On Appeal," a periodic newsletter keeping our members informed of recent developments. Please feel free to contact any of our officers or Board of Governors, who welcome your input. We look forward to working with you, to getting to know you, and to your active involvement in our Association.

Publications

Quotes about justice in the James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse lobby

The Third Circuit Bar Association’s Committee on Publicity and Publications (Publications Committee) is focused on keeping our members informed of news from and about the Court of Appeals and our Association.  We do this primarily through publishing our periodic newsletter On Appeal, which has become a valuable source of information for both the bench and the bar in the Circuit. The newsletter covers a wide range of topics — from amendments to Third Circuit local rules and changes in procedures, to recent decisions of note, to news about judges and Court personnel, to past and upcoming 3CBA-sponsored CLEs. 

Needless to say, this broad coverage is only possible because of the valuable contributions made by many of our members. We invite you to contact the newsletter’s editor Patrick Yingling with any ideas you might have for content or, better yet, to volunteer to assist in drafting an article. Please also consider reviewing some of our past issues:

2022
On Appeal No. 16-2, November 2022On Appeal No. 16-1, May 2022
2021
On Appeal No. 15-3, December 2021On Appeal No. 15-2, August 2021On Appeal No. 15-1, February 2021
2020
On Appeal No. 14-2, May 2020On Appeal No. 14-1, January 2020
2019
On Appeal No. 13-1, April 2019
2018
On Appeal No. 12-3, December 2018On Appeal No. 12-2, August 2018On Appeal No. 12-1, March 2018
2017
On Appeal No. 11-3, November 2017On Appeal No. 11-2, August 2017On Appeal No. 11-1, April 2017
2016
On Appeal No. 10-3, December 2016On Appeal No. 10-2, August 2016On Appeal No. 10-1, March 2016
2015
On Appeal No. 9-3, November 2015On Appeal No. 9-2, June 2015On Appeal No. 9-1, February 2015
2014
On Appeal No. 8-3, October 2014On Appeal No. 8-2, June 2014On Appeal No. 8-1, February 2014
2013
On Appeal No. 7-4, November 2013On Appeal No. 7-3, August 2013On Appeal No. 7-2, April 2013On Appeal No. 7-1, February 2013
Click here to join the Third Circuit Bar Association or renew your membership.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Save the Date
2023 Third Circuit Bench and Bar Conference
May 10 - 13, 2023
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA
Registration information to follow

News & Announcements FROM THE COURT

Vacancy Announcements
Wed. 11/02/2022 - Court Attorney, Clerk's Office
See the Court’s Vacancy Announcements page for more information
Press Release

Third Circuit Practice Guide

We are pleased to present this guide to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The guide provides straightforward answers to some of the more common questions we hear from lawyers whose practices may not take them to the Third Circuit on a regular basis. Complimentary hard copies will be mailed to all 3CBA members in the near future.

Download the Guide