On January 30, 2009, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts announced new and restyled federal civil and criminal forms. The project to restyle the forms focused on rewriting them in simple, modern English, and for compliance with privacy rule changes.
The Federal Judiciary maintains a current listing of all forms used in the Federal Courts. Attorneys and litigants are advised to first use locally developed forms, when available. In the absence of a local form, attorneys and litigants are to use the most current version of the federal form.