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Annual Report 2016

Message from the Director

For nearly fifty years, the Federal Judicial Center has provided independent research, professional education, and other important services to the judicial branch. From the beginning, the Center has enjoyed an outstanding reputation upheld by the service of a talented and dedicated staff. We have received strong and thoughtful support from the leadership of the judiciary and overall have been treated well by Congress, even in difficult economic times. Read more >> 

Report Highlights

Completed 13 major research and evaluation projects and continued work on 50 others
Provided 232 in-person and technology-based educational programs for some 22,000 federal judges, legal staff, and court employees
Helped to design,conduct, and teach another 24 programs, produced by other organizations, for 1,453 judges and court staff participants
Produced 17 new educational video programs,either for online delivery or use in other education and training programs
Published or updated 23 reports, manuals, monographs, or reference guides
Distributed 17,941 printed copies of its publications
Distributed 1,439 audio, video, and multimedia programs
conducted the eleventh annual teacher institute on historic cases in the federal courts
Hosted 664 visiting foreign judges, court officials, and attorneys from 77 different countries.