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Publications

This catalog contains records of Federal Judicial Center publications, including research reports, monographs on substantive legal subjects, manuals, and reference guides. The catalog contains a bibliographic record for each item, including title, author, description or abstract, and other information describing the item. Most FJC publications are available in depository libraries and federal court libraries. Unless otherwise noted, FJC publications are not copyrighted. For assistance please contact publications@fjc.gov.

Recent Publications

October 2018

This report is a study of a discovery pilot testing pattern initial disclosures in adverse action employment cases. Compared to a sample of similar cases, pilot cases did not have shorter disposition times but did have fewer discovery motions.... (read more)

June 2018

Science tutorials have developed as a tool to assist judges in managing cases that involve complex science and technology. Such tutorials provide an early opportunity for the court to learn and ask questions about relevant science and technology... (read more)

January 2018

The concluding volume of the series covers debates concerning structural changes to the federal courts, including the creation of the U.S. magistrate and U.S. bankruptcy judge positions, and alterations to the federal appellate system, including... (read more)

November 2017

This guide on the use of distance participation (DP) technology to conduct bankruptcy hear­ings and trials provides an overview of general considerations, ranging from philo­sophical to practical, and then examines separately the use of the... (read more)

November 2017

Municipalities facing fiscal crisis often must make difficult choices, attempting to balance their financial obligations with obligations to deliver critical services, such as the provision of public safety, education, and health, as well as... (read more)