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Recent Publications

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)

September 2017

This third edition of the pocket guide on managing the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) covers the December 1, 2015, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and reflects the rise of new sources of ESI, particularly... (read more)

August 2017

This guide focuses on case-management practices that may be helpful to the courts in the adjudication of patent infringement damages. It reflects the current state of the law and the courts' evolving case-management efforts.

July 2017

This guide is intended to help state and federal judges organize and maintain an active state–federal judicial council. The guide identifies different topics that can be considered and activities that can be coordinated through a council.

June 2017

This pocket guide is designed to offer judges an introduction to the law and practice of securities litigation. It provides an overview of the types of legal and practical issues judges may confront in litigation arising under the securities laws... (read more)

June 2017

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), Pub. L. No. 114-153, became law on May 11, 2016. It amends 18 U.S.C. § 1836 to create a private right of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets “for which any act occurs on or after the date... (read more)

June 2017

A primer for judges on techniques and methods of case management.

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