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Institute for Civil Justice, Rand Corporation.
This document presents the main descriptive and statistical evaluation of how the CJRA case management principles implemented in the study districts affected cost, time to disposition, and participants' satisfaction and views of fairness. It was prepared for the Judicial Conference of the United States.
All parts of this reports:
- Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive? An Evaluation of Judicial Case Management Under the Civil Justice Reform Act
- An Evaluation of Judicial Case Management Under the Civil Justice Reform Act
- Implementation of the Civil Justice Reform Act in Pilot and Comparison Districts
- An Evaluation of Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation Under the Civil Justice Reform Ac
An oft-cited analysis of the differences between court management procedures resulting in fast versus slow processing and those resulting in high versus low rates of disposition. This volume reports the overall results of the District Court Studies Project, a long-range effort by the Federal Judicial Center to assist the work of the United States district courts. The goal of the project is to help the courts achieve and reconcile the purpose stated in Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: "to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action." Specifically, the project has been designed to determine what procedures are associated with the highest possible speed and productivity, consistent with he highest standards of justice. Alternative procedures are examined and recommended.