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An evaluation of the Judicial Conference's 1991-1993 pilot program allowing electronic media coverage of federal civil proceedings in six district and two appellate courts. The report, which was originally presented to the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, provides information concerning applications for coverage and proceedings actually covered, as well as a content analysis of news broadcasts incorporating such coverage. It summarizes results from surveys of judges and attorneys in the pilot courts; interviews with judges, court staff administrators, and media representatives; and state studies of the effects of electronic media presence on witnesses and jurors.
Linda Casey forwards an analysis of the features of district cost and delay reduction plans for 22 districts
Abel J. Mattos updates Mark D. Shapiro on the progress and recommendations of each Circuit Review Committee regarding Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan
A table highlighting the different features of the Early Implementation District plans
A clerk of the Massachusetts district transmits to Abel J. Mattos of the Administrative Office a collection of documents relating to the district's Civil Justice Reform Act efforts. Documents include the Civil Justice Reform Committee's Expense and Delay Reduction Plan adopted by the court on 11/18/1991, and an excerpt
Lists which districts have submitted final or draft plans and reports
The Expense and Delay Reduction Plan adopted by the District of Massachusetts
A series of letters regarding the implementation of the Civil Justice Reform Act in the District of Massachusetts. Additional dates include: 11/20/1991, 10/31/1991, 3/6/1991, 8/26/1991, 8/30/1991
Earlier draft of the District of Massachusetts plan that was approved 11/18/1991
The Administrative Office's Duane R. Lee provides District of New Jersey Chief Judge John F. Gerry with an updated list of the CJRA Early Implementation Districts.