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Recent Publications

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.

March 2017

This pocket guide summarizes the essential concepts behind a variety of labor-saving techniques, known generally as technology-assisted review (TAR), that help identify documents for production. The guide outlines possible factors for... (read more)

February 2017

This handbook provides an overview of chambers operations and the work of the federal courts.

§ 2.2 of the handbook was revised in December 2017 to include clarifying language regarding workplace harassment (see printable insert pages... (read more)

February 2017

The Center's report on research and education activities in 2016, submitted to the Judicial Conference of the United States as required by statute.

December 2016

The purpose of this guide is to help federal judges adjudicate civil cases alleging human rights violations under domestic and international law. This guide addresses cases with an international dimension brought in federal court pursuant to... (read more)

September 2016

This manual provides a practical guide to steps that courts can take before and during litigation to manage nonprisoner pro se litigation more efficiently, steps that may also help pro se litigants better navigate the complexities of federal... (read more)

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