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Jason A. Cantone, Emery G. Lee
December 13, 2021

This report discusses findings related to surveyed attorneys in recently closed cases filed in or removed to federal court based on diversity of citizenship jurisdiction.

Mark A. Sherman, Shelly A. Easter, Melinda Torres Felix, Monica Mannino, Wade Warren, Tiffany Vega, Johnny Alexander, Melissa Alexander
February 1, 2021

U.S. probation and pretrial services professionals discuss the wellness challenges facing the system and the National Wellness Committee’s work to address them. Chair of the National Wellness Committee, Melinda Torres Felix discusses what it means to be physically and mentally well, where the Wellness Committee has been, where it wants to go, and the resources and help available to officers. Monica Mannino, Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer in the Eastern District of Missouri and Vice Chair of the Wellness Committee, Chief Wade Warren of the District of North Dakota, Chief Melissa Alexander of the Middle District of North Carolina, Tiffany Vega, U.S. Probation Officer from the Northern District of Illinois, and Johnny Alexander, U.S. Probation officer from the Western District of Kentucky, also share their unique perspectives.

Jennifer Simone, January Welks, Guy Bourgon
June 15, 2020

U.S. probation and pretrial services officers January Welks and Jennifer Simone discuss how the pandemic has called for new ways of thinking and working, in some cases leading to positive change in both their professional and personal lives.

Kathi Vidal, Leeron G. Kalay, Peter S. Menell, Matthew D. Powers, Sarita Venkat
January 23, 2019

This stage-by-stage, issue-by-issue guide to the mediation of patent disputes supplements the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (PCMJG), a comprehensive treatise developed for the federal judiciary.

October 24, 2017

This page includes documents related to the court’s review of fees paid by the debtor to professionals in connection with a Chapter 9 case. In Chapter 9 cases, the debtor may employ professionals without court approval, and the judge reviews fees only within the context of plan confirmation.

Meghan A. Dunn
January 1, 2014

This report summarizes the results of a Center survey of district court judges to assess the frequency with which jurors used social media to communicate during trials and deliberations in the past two years, and to identify strategies for curbing this behavior.

Emery G. Lee
March 1, 2012

This report summarizes the findings of a study of the operation of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(f) and 16(b) in a nationwide sample of recently terminated civil cases.

Emery G. Lee, Thomas E. Willging
March 1, 2010

This report compares selected questions from opinion surveys regarding civil litigation completed by members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, ABA Section of Litigation, and National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).

Shannon R. Wheatman, Thomas E. Willging
January 1, 2006

This article presents a post-Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) discussion and analysis of data presented previously in An Empirical Examination of Attorneys' Choice of Forum in Class Action Litigation


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