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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.

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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
Comparative Study of the Internal Operations and Process of Three US Courts of Appeals

Two volumes.

January 1, 1972
Potential For Video Technology in the Courts

Describes several uses for video technology in the judicial system. Discusses proscriptions against certain types of uses in federal courts, as well as those uses acceptable in the federal system. Analyzes factors that will affect the potential of video technology for improving court administration and notes special considerations that should precede widespread use.

January 1, 1972
Guidelines for Improving Juror Utilization in the United States District Courts

Guidelines developed from several studies to increase the utilization of jurors. The guidelines are designed to decrease the amount of time required of jurors and expenditures for jury costs.

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
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
Barriers and Incentives to Technology Transfer Into the United States Courts


January 1, 1973
Comparative Report on Internal Operating Procedures of United States Courts of Appeals

A description of procedures in six stages of the appellate process: notification, documentation, argumentation, decision, publication, and mandate. The report also describes procedures related to judicial conferences, councils, committees, and circuit executives; bar admission and regulation; court support personnel, staff attorneys, and libraries. Procedures in each of the federal courts of appeals are identified and compared.

January 1, 1973