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January 1, 2003

A detailed reference for chief judges of federal district courts. The Deskbook describes the position of chief judges within the system of federal judicial administration as well as their specific roles and responsibilities with respect to national and regional bodies of judicial administration; other judges, officers, and employees of the district court; various functions of the court; and external groups such as the bar, media, and public. Includes citations to statutory requirements and Judicial Conference and Administrative Office policies.

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January 1, 2001
Donald S. Voorhees, Genevra Kay Loveland

The fifth edition of the late Judge Voorhees's guide to the law governing many of the procedural matters that arise in criminal trials. The material, which was originally prepared for Center seminars for newly appointed district judges, has been updated to include cases decided during the Supreme Court's 2000-2001 Term and U.S. Court of Appeals cases reported through 212 F.3d 306. Among the topics covered are jury-related problems, evidentiary issues, civil and criminal contempt, the Fifth Amendment, confessions, and severance of defendants.

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January 1, 2001
Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on Court Administration and Case Management

This manual provides trial judges a handbook on managing civil cases. It sets out a wide array of case-management techniques, beginning with case filing and concluding with steps for streamlining trials and discusses a number of special topics, including pro se and high visibility cases, the role of staff, and automation that supports case management. The manual, which was produced in response to the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, is based on the experiences of federal district and magistrate judges and reflects techniques they have developed.

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January 1, 2001
Donna J. Stienstra, Randall E. Ravitz, Robert J. Niemic

This publication offers guidance to federal trial and bankruptcy courts on when and how to refer appropriate cases to ADR and how to manage cases referred to ADR. FJC research found that although much has been written about basic ADR concepts, little comprehensive, easily accessible advice on ADR referrals had been written from the court's perspective. The purpose of the book is not to advocate ADR use but rather to present various approaches that judges and parties may choose to follow when considering and using ADR.

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January 1, 2001

In response to requests from chief judges and as a follow-up to a 2000 conference for appellate judges, the Center developed this common template that each circuit could use to develop its own deskbook for chief judges. It provides a comprehensive list of activities that chief judges and others undertake pursuant to statute, to Judicial Conference policies, or simply because of the imperatives of administering a circuit. The template is available only in electronic form, and can be found on the Center's sites on the courts' intranet and on the internet.

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January 1, 2001
Note: Distribution of this publication (hard copy) is restricted per National Institute for Trial Advocacy; permission has been granted for judiciary distribution only. Copies are available to the general public from National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
 
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January 1, 2001
Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on Court Administration and Case Management

This manual provides trial judges a handbook on managing civil cases. It sets out a wide array of case-management techniques, beginning with case filing and concluding with steps for streamlining trials and discusses a number of special topics, including pro se and high visibility cases, the role of staff, and automation that supports case management. The manual, which was produced in response to the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, is based on the experiences of federal district and magistrate judges and reflects techniques they have developed.

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January 1, 2000
Fern M. Smith, Stephen G. Breyer, Margaret A. Berger, William W Schwarzer, Joe S. Cecil, David Goodstein, David H. Kaye, David A. Freedman, Daniel L. Rubinfeld, Shari Seidman Diamond, Victoria A. Lazear, Michael D. Green, D. Michal Freedman, Leon Gordis, Bernard D. Goldstein, Mary Sue Henifin, Howard M. Kipen, Susan R. Poulter, George F. Sensabaugh, Henry Petroski

A reference to assist judges in managing expert evidence in cases involving issues of science or technology.

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Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition (2011)

Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, First Edition [Superseded] (1994)

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January 1, 2000
Judith A. McKenna, Laural L. Hooper, Mary Clark

This report details the varying appellate practices and procedures of the U.S. courts of appeals within the generally uniform appellate scheme imposed by the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Part I of the report highlights key variations from court to court; Part II describes in detail the case management procedures of each court.

Superseded by Case Management Procedures in the Federal Courts of Appeals, Second Edition (2011).

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