Ready for the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure? By Max Kennerly, Esq. on October 9, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized On December 1, 2007, we’ll have new, restyled Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Here is, I believe, the final version of the F.R.Civ.P. Supposedly these changes are entirely stylistic, but others aren’t so sure. Just make sure you’re working from the right text when it happens.