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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 2019

This pocket guide was created to provide multidistrict transferee judges with an overview of the use of fact sheets. Fact sheets (either plaintiff or defendant) are one of many case-management tools available to transferee judges. Although using... (read more)

October 2019

The Resource Guide for Chief Circuit Judges’ Deskbooks describes the roles of the chief circuit judge, the leader of administrative operations for the court of appeals, and the circuit as a whole. The guide outlines the chief circuit... (read more)

May 2019

This pocket guide was created to provide transferee judges handling multidistrict litigation (MDL) with an overview of the bellwether trial process. Bellwether trials are one of many case-management tools available to MDL transferee judges.... (read more)

March 2019

Social Security disability cases pose many challenges. In practice, federal court review of Social Security agency decisions differs widely from district to district and from circuit to circuit. This pocket guide is a primer for judges deciding... (read more)

January 2019

This stage-by-stage, issue-by-issue guide to the mediation of patent disputes supplements the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (PCMJG), a comprehensive treatise developed for the federal judiciary. The PCMJG addresses the mechanics... (read more)