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Ronald J. Hedges transmits a draft of the Fifth Periodic Assessment of the Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan for the District of New Jersey to Frederick M. Russillo of the Administrative Office.
Articles in this issue of FJC Directions describe federal courts' experiences with pro se actions. Included are an analysis of data from a Center study of nearly 60,000 pro se cases filed in ten district courts, a report on the District of Nevada's use of early case-evaluation telephonic hearings for prisoner pro se civil rights complaints, and discussions of developments in videoconferencing and other types of telecommunications for pretrial proceedings and trials. In this issue of FJC Directions:
- New Statutes Add to Challenges Posed by Pro Se Cases in the Federal Courts, by Rya W. Zobel, page 1
- Analysis of Pro Se Case Filings in Ten U.S. District Courts Yields New Information, by David Rauma and Charles P. Sutelan, page 5
- Let's Try a Pro Se & Small-Stakes Civil Calendar in the Federal Courts, by William W Schwarzer, page 14
- District of Nevada Uses Early Hearings to Cope with State Prisoner Pro Se Civil Rights Caseload, by Marie Cordisco (Leary), page 18
- Congress & Judicial Conference Endorse Videoconferencing in Prisoner Civil Rights Pretrial Proceedings, by Genevra Kay Loveland, page 22
- Judges Find Videoconferencing Cuts Down on Risks & Costs of Prisoner Litigation, page 25
- Pre-PLRA Survey Reflects Courts' Experiences with Assessing Partial Filing Fees in In Forma Pauperis Cases, by Marie Cordisco (Leary), page 25
- Pro Se Issues & Answers: An On-Line Forum, page 33
- Pro Se Debtors & Creditors in Bankruptcy Cases, page 37
Fourth Periodic Assessment of the Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan for the District of New Jersey.
Magistrate Judge Ronald J. Hedges and Clerk of the Court William T. Walsh transmit the Third Annual Assessment of the District of New Jersey's Expense and Delay Reduction Plan to Donna Stienstra of the Federal Judicial Center and Abel J. Mattos and Frederick M. Russillo of the Administrative Office.
Duane R. Lee's memo to senior Administrative Office staff, providing instructions for review and assistance to the District of New Jersey
Updated statistics for 44 districts with information for SY 1994
Second Periodic Assessment of the Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan for the District of New Jersey.
Includes a brief article on general rule 49 written by Chief Judge John F. Gerry
An update from Magistrate Judge Ronald J. Hedges on the efforts of the District of New Jersey to reform Pretrial mediation