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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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Manual on Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights Actions in the Federal Courts

A reference work designed to provide judges with general resource material to aid them in their preparation for and trial of employment discrimination cases. The manual includes separate analyses of each of the various statutes relied upon in such actions. It also includes selected jury instructions used by federal judges in such actions. The material used in this manual was originally prepared for workshops for federal district court judges.

January 1, 1978
Courtran Management Information System: Terminal/Telecommunications User's Manual

This manual describes procedures for court employees to call, log in and log out of the Federal Judicial Center computers to access COURTRAN. Instructions for use of COURTRAN are contained in separate manuals.

January 1, 1976
Courtran Management Information System: Judge/Attorney File User's Manual


January 1, 1976
Orientation Manual for Secretaries to Federal Trial Court Judges

The purpose of this manual is to assist secretaries to United States Judges in the performance of their duties by suggesting methods by which the duties generally assigned to them can most efficiently be performed. Although the manual is intended primarily to assist the newly appointed secretary, it is hoped that it will also be an aid to the more experienced secretary.

January 1, 1974
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