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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.

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Due Process at Sentencing: An Empirical and Legal Analysis of the Disclosure of Presentence Reports in Federal Courts

A factual and legal review of practices in courts and probation offices concerning the preparation and disclosure of presentence reports. The authors analyze the impact of the disclosure mandated by Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 32(c)(3) on the federal sentencing process, and they make recommendations for improvements. Reprint of 93 Harvard Law Review 1613 (June 1980).

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Fed. R. Crim. P. 32 June 1, 1980
Attorneys' Fees in Class Actions

A circuit-by-circuit review of case law governing award of attorneys' fees in class actions and an examination of abuses in fee requests. The report also includes a discussion of judges' and attorneys' attitudes toward fee computation. Recommendations focus on procedures, implemented early in litigation, designed to avoid problems when fee requests are submitted.

Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 23 January 1, 1980
Overview of Federal Class Actions: Past, Present, and Future

An analysis and discussion of the origins, development, and existing state of the law governing class actions.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 23 January 1, 1977
Case Management and Court Management in United States District Courts

An oft-cited analysis of the differences between court management procedures resulting in fast versus slow processing and those resulting in high versus low rates of disposition. This volume reports the overall results of the District Court Studies Project, a long-range effort by the Federal Judicial Center to assist the work of the United States district courts. The goal of the project is to help the courts achieve and reconcile the purpose stated in Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: "to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action." Specifically, the project has been designed to determine what procedures are associated with the highest possible speed and productivity, consistent with he highest standards of justice. Alternative procedures are examined and recommended.

Fed. R. Civil P. 1 January 1, 1977
Report on Legal Research Practices in Three Federal Courts and Possible Computer Applications To Those Practices

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Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure February 15, 1974
Form 37: Order for Pretrial Preparation Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 16
Form 38: Pretrial Order Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 16
Form 21: Rule 16(b) Scheduling Order Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 16, Fed. R. Civil P. 26, Fed. R. Civil P. 35, Fed. R. Civil P. 36, Fed. R. Civil P. 37
Form 35: Standing Order Governing Final Pretrial Conference Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 16
Form 50: Referral Order for Referring Matters to Magistrate Judges Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 72, Fed. R. Civil P. 73

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