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Manual for Litigation Management and Cost and Delay Reduction
Judicial Conference of the United States, 1992, 351 pages
Prepared in response to a mandate of the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, the manual offers judges an arsenal of management techniques for every phase of civil litigation. It includes forty-three sample forms experienced judges have found useful in their courts as well as an overview of case-management theory and practice.

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PUBLIC LAW 101-650 — DEC. 1, 1990

104 STAT. 5089, 101st Congress

An Act To provide for the appointment of additional Federal circuit and district judges, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That this Act may be cited as the "Judicial Improvements Act of 1990".

TITLE I—CIVIL JUSTICE EXPENSE AND DELAY REDUCTION PLANS

March 30, 1998
Donna J. Stienstra

Updates the March 28, 1997 report on the federal district courts' responses to the 1993 amendments to FRCP 26. Tables describe courts' local rules, general orders, and CJRA plans by indicating which of five key provisions of Rule 26 are in effect.

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May 1, 1997
Judicial Conference, Leonidas Ralph Mecham

L. Ralph Mecham transmits to Congress the Judicial Conference's 6-part final report on the CJRA including analysis of CJRA implementation, alternative plans for cost and delay reduction, and techniques, guidelines, and principles of CJRA efforts.

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March 28, 1997
Donna J. Stienstra

Updates the March 22, 1996 report on the federal district courts' responses to the 1993 amendments to FRCP 26. Tables describe courts' local rules, general orders, and CJRA plans by indicating which of five key provisions of Rule 26 are in effect.

Superseded by Implementation of Disclosure in United States District Courts, With Specific Attention to Courts' Responses to Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 (March 30, 1998).

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January 29, 1997
James S. Kakalik, Terence Dunworth, Laural A. Hill, Daniel McCaffrey, Marian Oshiro, Nicholas M. Pace, Mary E. Vaiana

Institute for Civil Justice, Rand Corporation.
This document discusses the results of an evaluation of mediation and neutral evaluation designed to supplement the alternative dispute resolution assessment contained in the main CJRA evaluation. It was prepared for the Judicial Conference of the United States.

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January 29, 1997
James S. Kakalik, Terence Dunworth, Laural A. Hill, Daniel McCaffrey, Marian Oshiro, Nicholas M. Pace, Mary E. Vaiana

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.

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January 29, 1997
James S. Kakalik, Terence Dunworth, Laural A. Hill, Daniel McCaffrey, Marian Oshiro, Nicholas M. Pace, Mary E. Vaiana

Institute for Civil Justice, Rand Corporation.
This document traces the stages in the implementation of the CJRA in the study districts: the recommendations of the advisory groups, the plans adopted by the districts, and the plans actually implemented. It was prepared for the Judicial Conference of the United States.

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January 29, 1997
James S. Kakalik, Terence Dunworth, Laural A. Hill, Daniel McCaffrey, Marian Oshiro, Nicholas M. Pace, Mary E. Vaiana

Institute for Civil Justice, Rand Corporation.
This executive summary summarizes three technical reports that document RAND's evaluation of the Civil Justice Reform Act (CJRA) of 1990. It provides an overview of the purpose of the CJRA, the basic design of the evaluation, the key findings, and their policy implications. It was prepared for the Judicial Conference of the United States.

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January 1, 1997
Donna J. Stienstra, Mary T. Johnson, Patricia A. Lombard, D. Dean P. Miletich, John E. Shapard, Melissa J. Pecherski, Scott A. Gilbert, Sirkka Kauffman

Report on the programs adopted by districts designated as demonstration districts by the Civil Justice Reform Act. Includes list of issues to address in designing a mediation program.

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