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January 1, 2009
James H. A. Pooley, Lynn H. Pasahow, Matthew D. Powers, Peter S. Menell, Thomas Fletcher, Carolyn Chang, Marc David Peters, Sue Vastano Vaughan, Nicholas A. Brown, Jeffrey G. Homrig, Steven C. Carlson

A comprehensive, user-friendly, and practical judicial guide for managing patent cases. Although similar in many respects to other forms of complex civil litigation, patent cases pose distinctive case management challenges, including complex and dynamic technological facts to a degree rarely encountered in most other areas of litigation, and unique procedures (such as claim construction hearings) that affect and interact with other aspects of the case (such as summary judgment motions and expert reports).

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January 1, 2009
Laura B. Bartell

(update of the 2007 version to incorporate the December 2007 bankruptcy rules amendments)

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January 1, 2009

(update of the 2007 version to incorporate the December 2007 bankruptcy rules amendments)

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January 1, 2007

This handbook provides an overview of chambers operations and the work of the federal courts.

For the original English language publication, see Law Clerk Handbook: A Handbook for Law Clerks to Federal Judges, Second Edition (2007).

This publication was translated to Russian and published by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Federal Judicial Center cannot vouch for the accuracy of the translation.

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January 1, 2007

This handbook provides an overview of chambers operations and the work of the federal courts.

Superseded by Law Clerk Handbook: A Handbook for Law Clerks to Federal Judges, Third Edition (2017).

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October 18, 2006
Nicholle Stahl-Reisdorff

In 1999, at the direction of the Judicial Officers Resources Working Group appointed by the Chief Justice, the Center conducted studies of the use of visiting judges in the district courts. Interviews showed that many borrowing courts have created successful visiting judge procedures that minimize administrative burdens and maximize benefits to the court and to the visitors.

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January 1, 2006
Robert J. Niemic

This sourcebook is a reference guide on mediation and settlement conference programs in the thirteen federal courts of appeals. The Federal Judicial Center published the first edition of this sourcebook in 1997. The changing structure of these programs, and expressed interest from the courts of appeals, made this update necessary.

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January 1, 2005
S. Elizabeth Gibson

Designed as resource for judges to guide them through the complexities of managing mass tort bankruptcy reorganizations, this publication draws lessons from difficult-to-find sources and presents them in a form that is part judicial manual, part treatise, and part case study. Knowledgeable judges and practitioners contributed experiences and ideas. This work will also aid policy makers and academics in their quest for improved methods and procedures for resolving issues related to the large number of personal injury claims in such litigation.

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April 1, 2004
Laural L. Hooper, Mary T. Johnson

This guide describes the statutes, case law, and policies applicable to federal death penalty case-management issues such as appointment of counsel, case budgeting, and jury selection, and summarizes procedures judges have used in capital cases at each stage of the proceedings. Although information in the guide is generally current to the revision date that follows the title, some portions may become dated as case law develops and new approaches emerge to managing federal death penalty cases.

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March 23, 2004

This work describes approaches that trial judges have found to be useful in managing complex cases. This edition updates the treatment of electronic discovery and other aspects of pretrial management and describes major changes affecting case management in the substantive and procedural law in mass torts, class actions, intellectual property, employment discrimination, and other types of litigation. A new chapter deals with managing scientific evidence.

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