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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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Form 25: Scheduling Order and Standing Order on Discovery Procedures Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 16, Fed. R. Civil P. 26, Fed. R. Civil P. 5.2 December 15, 2009
Federal Judicial Center National, Case-Based Civil Rules Survey: Preliminary Report to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

This report presents preliminary findings from a survey of attorneys in recently closed civil cases which the Federal Judicial Center conducted in May and June 2009. Nearly half of the attorneys invited to participate responded. The report covers discovery activities and case management in the closed cases; electronic discovery activities in the closed cases; attorney evaluations of discovery in the closed cases; the costs of litigation and discovery; and attitudes toward specific reform proposals and, more generally, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure October 1, 2009
Form 40: Order for Final Pretrial Conference Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 16 September 24, 2009
Form 53: Statement of Consent to Proceed Before a United States Magistrate Judge and Designation Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 73 June 1, 2009
A Study of the Role and Impact of Special Masters in Patent Cases

Report of a study of the use of special masters in patent litigation.

Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 53 March 25, 2009
Exhibit III-5. Sample Order on Omnibus Objections to Claims Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4001, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9024 January 1, 2009
Exhibit I-7. Sample Procedures for Complex Chapter 11 Cases Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002 January 1, 2009
Exhibit III-1. Sample Scheduling Order Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7016, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7026, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 16, Fed. R. Civil P. 26, Federal Rules of Evidence, Fed. R. Evid. 402, Fed. R. Evid. 403 January 1, 2009
Exhibit I-5. Sample Order Appointing Claims Agent Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3001, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3004 January 1, 2009
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

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