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Manuals, Monographs, & Guides

As part of its educational mission, the Center produces monographs on substantive legal subjects and a variety of manuals and guides for judges and court staff. Topics covered include discrete areas of law, courtroom and case-management procedures, the Federal Rules, and different types of litigation. These publications are authored by Center staff and outside subject-matter experts.

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A Guide to the Judicial Management of Bankruptcy Mega-Cases, Second Edition

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

January 1, 2009
A Guide to the Judicial Management of Bankruptcy Mega-Cases, Second Edition—Report and Exhibits

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

January 1, 2009
A Primer on the Jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals [Superseded]

A brief introduction to the statutory law, case law, and rules of court governing the U.S. courts of appeals. The author traces the appeals process and analyzes jurisdictional requirements for final and interlocutory appeals, criminal appeals, review by writ, and agency appeals. He provides an annotated bibliography. This publication is copyrighted by the author. Note: A "talking book" of this publication available from the Center's Information Services Office.

January 1, 1989
A Primer on the Jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, Second Edition

A Primer on the Jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals provides an introduction to the complexity and nuance in the subject-matter jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals. The monograph examines procedural issues related to the exercise of appellate jurisdiction in appeals from final judgments and interlocutory appeals. Coverage includes civil and criminal appeals, extraordinary writs, and federal administrative agency reviews.

January 1, 2009
Admiralty and Maritime Law [Superseded]

This monograph introduces federal judges to admiralty and maritime law, including both general maritime and statutory law. The author examines the rules relating to jurisdiction and procedure that are peculiar to this field. Topics include areas relating to commercial law, such as charter parties, carriage of goods, and marine insurance.

January 1, 2004
Admiralty and Maritime Law, Second Edition
This monograph introduces federal judges to admiralty and maritime law, including the rules relating to jurisdiction and procedure that are peculiar to this field. The author covers areas relating to commercial law, such as charter parties, carriage of goods, and marine insurance. The second edition provides the most recent case citations, expanded coverage of maritime personal injury, updated material on jurisdiction, and new references to classification society liability.
January 1, 2013
ADR and Settlement in the Federal District Courts: A Sourcebook for Judges and Lawyers

Based on a survey of the federal district courts and an analysis of their rules, this sourcebook describes in detail how each court's ADR and settlement procedures functioned at the time of the survey.

January 1, 1996
As a Matter of Fact . . . An Introduction to Federal Probation

The purpose of this handbook is to answer common questions likely to be in the minds of newly appointed probation officers. It is intended also to give the new officers a common base of information prior to their attending one of the formal orientation schools conducted by the Federal Judicial Center.

January 1, 1973
Awarding Attorneys' Fees and Managing Fee Litigation [Superseded]

A monograph about the doctrinal and case-management aspects of fee awards. It analyzes the law of attorneys' fee awards under fee-shifting statutes, the common fund doctrine and its offspring, and the substantial benefit doctrine, and addresses an issue of special significance to bankruptcy courts--the propriety of sua sponte review of fee petitions. It also presents a selection of case-management strategies, based on interviews with judges, attorneys, U.S.trustees, and others.

January 1, 1994
Awarding Attorneys' Fees and Managing Fee Litigation, Second Edition [Superseded]

This monograph explains the doctrinal and case-management aspects of fee awards. It analyzes the law of attorneys' fee awards under fee-shifting statutes, the common fund doctrine and its offspring, and the substantial benefit doctrine, and addresses an issue of special significance to bankruptcy courts―the propriety of sua sponte review of fee petitions. It also presents a selection of case-management strategies, based on interviews with judges, attorneys, U.S. trustees, and others.

April 25, 2005

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