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Covid-19 and the Federal Judiciary: Research Resources

Research Reports

The report summarizes court orders (administrative, standing, or general) that the U.S. federal courts have issued regarding authorization of interim payments to Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorneys.
Report uses caseload data to examine case-processing trends in the United States district courts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report summarizes the responses to a survey conducted by the Federal Judicial Center in July 2021 to collect the experiences and insights of U.S. district and magistrate judges across the country regarding their use of virtual technology (videoconferencing and teleconferencing) before, during, and after the pandemic.
Report outlines the common themes that emerged in challenges and solutions identified in focus groups with district court judges and clerks of court, bankruptcy court judges and clerks of court, and magistrate judges from November 2020 to February 2021.
Report provides an overview of the availability of information about court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically court information on the federal courts’ public websites and how the information is presented to and accessed by website visitors. This overview also describes the differing approaches federal courts have taken for disseminating COVID-19 information on their websites and concludes with suggestions on how courts might enhance the accessibility of that information.