You are here

Materials About the Federal Rules

The materials listed below, produced or made available by the Center, are related to the Federal Rules of Procedure (civil, criminal, evidence, appellate, and bankruptcy).

For a list of projects or other reports of FJC research that the Center has published, click on Research Projects or Reports and Studies.

Displaying 121 - 130 of 204
Will return exact match for word(s) entered
Titlesort descending Rule(s) Date
Implementation of Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 by United States Bankruptcy Courts [Superseded]

District-by-district summary and chart of local rules or orders adopted by U.S. Bankruptcy courts responding to 1993 amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26. Also summarizes other discovery-related requirements and patterns found in courts' responses to amendments.

An updated version of this study was published in December, 2000. It can be found here: 
Implementation of the Disclosure Provisions in Federal Rule Civil Procedure 26 by the United States Bankruptcy Courts

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 26 March 8, 1995
Implementation of the Disclosure Provisions in Federal Rule Civil Procedure 26 by the United States Bankruptcy Courts

This is an update to the FJC's 1995 study of the implementation of Rule 26 disclosure provisions by the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. This update includes new data on disclosure provisions and related local rules collected from the Bankruptcy Courts during the summer of 2000. 

The original 1995 study can be found here: 
Implementation of Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 by United States Bankruptcy Courts [Superseded]

Fed. R. Civil P. 26 December 1, 2000
Initial Report on Summary Judgment Practice Across Districts with Variations in Local Rules

The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules asked the Federal Judicial Center to examine summary judgment practice across federal district courts as a means of assessing the potential impact of the proposed amendments to Rule 56. This initial report examined summary judgment practice in the 276,120 civil cases terminated in the federal district courts in Fiscal Year 2006.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 56 November 2, 2007
Interim Progress Report on Class Action Fairness Act Study

This interim progress report on the impact of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 was presented to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules on May 22, 2006. The report examines class action filing trends from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2005 in three federal district courts and includes data on the first four months after CAFA went into effect. Future reports will present the results of statistical tests of the impact of CAFA on federal courts across the country.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 23 May 22, 2006
Issues re Proposed Amendments to FRE 706

Letter to Professor Daniel J. Capra, Reporter, Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence.

Federal Rules of Evidence, Fed. R. Evid. 706 January 27, 1997
Judges' Class Action Notice and Claims Process Checklist and Plain Language Guide

The checklist provides overall guidance on notice and notice plan development and provides guidance for improving class actions claims processes. A graphical plain language notice guide explains and highlights the important features of the illustrative notices. For more on class action notices, see: Illustrative Forms of Class Action Notices.

This checklist is referenced in the Managing Class Action Litigation: A Pocket Guide for Judges, Third Edition, p. 11 as Notice Checklist and Plain Language Guide.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 23 January 1, 2010
Letter from FISA Court Presiding Judge Walton to Senate Judiciary Committee Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure July 29, 2013
Likely Consequences of Amendments to Rule 68, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

A report that uses trial attorneys' responses to a Center survey concerning 800 federal civil cases in assessing proposed amendments to Fed. R. Civ. P. 68 to make it more effective in encouraging settlement and reducing litigation. The results indicate that a more effective Rule 68 would be well received by most attorneys and would likely influence litigation in about 50% of civil cases, resulting in more and earlier settlements at reduced expense and with limited effects for litigants of modest means.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 68 January 1, 1995
Managing Class Action Litigation: A Pocket Guide for Judges [superseded]

This guide is designed to help federal judges manage the increased number of class actions expected as a result of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. As called for in that legislation, the guide is part of a continuing effort of the federal judiciary to identify "best practices" for managing class actions and ensuring that class action settlements primarily benefit class members.

Superseded by Managing Class Action Litigation: A Pocket Guide for Judges, Second Edition (2009).

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 23 January 1, 2005
Managing Class Action Litigation: A Pocket Guide for Judges, Second Edition [Superseded]

This pocket guide is designed to help federal judges manage the increased number of class action cases filed in or removed to federal courts as a result of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). This second edition includes a new section on determining federal jurisdiction that incorporates case-management practices and judicial interpretations of CAFA. This edition also includes suggestions for judicial review and administration of class settlements, especially regarding the disclosure of claims rates and actual payments to class members.

Superseded by Managing Class Action Litigation: A Pocket Guide for Judges, Third Edition (2010).

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 23 January 1, 2009

Pages