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September 1, 1996
Mario Babitinov, William C. Gilmore, J. Rich Leonard, Bruno A. Ristau, James G. Apple

In this issue of the International Judicial Observer:

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January 1, 1996
Donna J. Stienstra, Elizabeth Plapinger

Based on a survey of the federal district courts and an analysis of their rules, this sourcebook describes in detail how each court's ADR and settlement procedures functioned at the time of the survey. It also provides information for judges who design and refer cases to dispute resolution programs, for lawyers and litigants who face increasingly complex dispute resolution choices and obligations, and for policy makers and researchers who evaluate current programs and make recommendations for the future.

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January 1, 1995
Donna J. Stienstra, Thomas E. Willging

Long Range Planning Series, Paper No. 4

A discussion paper that analyzes arguments for and against incorporating ADR programs into the case-management procedures of federal district courts. The authors debate issues such as whether ADR is compatible with the role of the federal courts, whether ADR conserves litigants' costs and court resources, whether private or public-sector development of ADR is preferable, and whether mandatory or voluntary programs should be pursued.

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January 1, 1995
David E. Rauma, Donna J. Stienstra

An overview of the U.S. district courts' Civil Justice Reform Act expense and delay reduction plans. Seventeen tables summarize the courts' civil case management procedures and techniques in terms of common elements, such as service of process, motions, and alternative dispute resolution.

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January 1, 1995
John E. Shapard

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.

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December 1, 1994
William W Schwarzer, Donna J. Stienstra, David William McKeague, Wayne D. Brazil, William Roy Wilson Jr., Genevra Kay Loveland, David Brock Hornby, Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Based on presentations and discussions at a conference for federal judges held in late 1993, articles in this issue of FJC Directions acquaint readers with the context in which ADR is developing, define the principal types of ADR used in the federal courts, document the development and emerging role of ADR administrators in eight courts,and discuss the practical problems of evaluating and monitoring ADR procedures. In this issue of FJC Directions:

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January 1, 1994
Carol L. Krafka, David E. Rauma

A statutorily mandated report on the pilot court-annexed voluntary arbitration programs in eight federal district courts. The study examines program use in the context of the programs' referral systems. It is a companion to the 1990 FJC study of mandatory court-annexed arbitration programs, Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts.

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April 1, 1993
Sandra Mazer Moss, G. Thomas Munsterman, William O. Bertelsman, William W Schwarzer, James G. Apple, David Williams

In this issue of the State-Federal Judicial Observer:

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July 1, 1990
Federal Courts Study Committee, Judicial Conference of the United States

The Federal Courts Study Committee's Working Papers and Subcommittee Reports constitute Part III of the Committee's report. These materials were valued background materials which the Committee determined should be published for general consideration whether or not the Committee agreed with their substantive proposals. In no event should these working papers and subcommittee reports be construed as having been adopted by the Committee. 

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