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Deskbook for Chief Judges of U.S. District Courts, Fourth Edition

Federal Judicial Center
January 1, 2014

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; case management; and external groups such as the bar, media, and public. Includes citations to statutory requirements and Judicial Conference and Administrative Office policies. Also includes a chapter on the role of the chief district judge as leader.