You are here

Reports and Studies

Below is a list of a number of past published studies conducted by the Research Division. Some Center reports are not published or made publicly available due to restrictions in place from the source of the research request. Most research reports can be downloaded and in some instances, a hardcopy publication can be requested.

Displaying 11 - 20 of 300
Will return exact match for word(s) entered
Title Datesort descending
A Further Look at the 1969-70 Federal District Court Time Study

This paper critiquing the 1969-70 time study was presented at an ORSA-TIMS-AIEE meeting, in Atlantic City, November 10, 1972.

January 1, 1972
Criminal Case Disposition Statistics, 1970 and 1972


January 1, 1972
Courtran from the User's Point of View

A perspective on Courtran as a system that allows courts to make informed decisions about the management of its operations and caseload, and on the need to develop and implement new management techniques. Prepared for presentation at the International Search Symposium, New Orleans, La., October 3–5, 1972.

January 1, 1972
Individual Calendar Control

Principles and procedures of effective docket control and the individual assignment system. Developed as a companion and guide for a cassette recording on the same topic.

January 1, 1972
Court Reporters Functions, Qualifications and Work Standards


January 1, 1972
Report of the Study Group on the Caseload of the Supreme Court

The conclusions of a panel of scholars and practitioners who were assembled to study the caseload of the Supreme Court, identify problems, and recommend jurisdictional and procedural changes to assist in remedying those problems. The text of this report can also be found at 57 F.R.D. 573 (1972).

January 1, 1972
Federal District Court Time Study: An Aid to Resource Management

Remarks about the Federal Judicial Center's 1969-70 time study at an ORSA-TIMS-AIEE meeting, in Atlantic City, November 10, 1972.

November 10, 1972
Annotated Bibliography for Use of Commission on Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System

A detailed listing of books, articles, and other research dealing with the operation of the appellate courts in general and reform of practices and procedures in particular. The Center was designated the depository for the Commission's publications and has archival copies of the Commission's two reports, The Geographical Boundaries of the Several Judicial Circuits: Recommendations for Change (1973), and Structure and Internal Procedures: Recommendations for Change (1975), as well as transcripts of the hearings before the Commission in its first phase (one volume) and second phase (two volumes).

January 1, 1973
Expediting Review of Felony Convictions After Trial: Report of the Committee on Criminal Appeals of the Advisory Council on Appellate Justice

General propositions and recommended procedures to expedite the processing of criminal appeals. The suggestions for handling these cases are designed to achieve a fair and complete review within ninety days from imposition of sentence.

January 1, 1973
Decision-Making Procedures in U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 5th Circuits

Summarizes how the judges of two circuits assess certain significant characteristics of their courts: (1) the memorandum system of deliberation in the Second Circuit; and (2) the 15-judge size of the Fifth Circuit. Data were developed from interviews conducted during 1969-70.

January 1, 1973