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January 2014
This guide is intended to help transferee clerks of court successfully manage multidistrict litigation (MDL). It contains recommendations from the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and suggestions for implementing CM/ECF to... (read more)
January 2014
This guide is intended to help transferee judges with their MDL cases. Section 1407 empowers a transferee judge to exercise all the powers of the transferor court, with the exception of actually conducting the trial of the case (except in special... (read more)
January 2014

A detailed reference for chief judges of federal district courts. The Deskbook describes the position of chief judges within the system of federal judicial administration as well as their specific roles and responsibilities with respect to... (read more)

March 2013
The Benchbook is an ongoing compilation of information that federal judges have found useful for immediate bench or chambers reference in civil and criminal proceedings. It contains sections on such topics as assignment of counsel, taking guilty... (read more)
January 2013

A joint project by the National Center for State Courts, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, and the Federal Judicial Center, this pocket guide provides information on the coordination and management of related cases... (read more)

January 2013

Most courts come into contact with classified information infrequently, if at all, but when they do, they are faced with the dilemma of how to protect government secrets in the context of an otherwise public proceeding. This pocket guide is... (read more)

January 2013
This volume of the documentary history collection introduces readers to public debates on proposals to alter the organization, jurisdiction, and administration of the federal courts, as well as the tenure and authority of federal judges, during the... (read more)
January 2013
The first volume of the Documentary History of Debates on the Federal Judiciary traces the long process of defining the judiciary within the relatively brief outline provided by the Constitution. The volume includes annotated excerpts from debates... (read more)
January 2013
This monograph introduces federal judges to admiralty and maritime law, including the rules relating to jurisdiction and procedure that are peculiar to this field. The author covers areas relating to commercial law, such as charter parties, carriage... (read more)
January 2013
The Center has prepared this manual to help judges organize opinions and improve their opinion writing. Prepared with the assistance of judges, law professors, and writers, the manual offers advice on writing tailored to the needs of the federal... (read more)

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