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February 22, 2013
Molly T. Johnson

At the request of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the Center collected and reviewed local bankruptcy rules regarding signatures of non-registrants of CM/ECF (e.g., debtors) and requirements for retention of documents bearing original handwritten signatures of non-registrants. Staff also reviewed district court rules regarding signatures and retention, reviewed an OMB document on the use of electronic signatures in federal transactions, and solicited the views of interested parties regarding potential rules changes in these areas.

March 1, 2006
Leonie Brinkema

United States v. Moussaoui (E.D. Va. 1:01-cr-455).

This document is among Selected Orders and Other Case Documents that, in turn, are among the Center's resources on National Security Cases.

January 1, 2006
Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System

In August 2005, the Federal Judicial Center, at the request of and with assistance from the Subcommittee on Automation of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System, held a program at which bankruptcy judges discussed the use of distance participation technology to conduct bankruptcy proceedings. At the request of the Committee, the Center prepared this report to summarize the discussions at that program.

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January 1, 2001
Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on Court Administration and Case Management

This manual provides trial judges a handbook on managing civil cases. It sets out a wide array of case-management techniques, beginning with case filing and concluding with steps for streamlining trials and discusses a number of special topics, including pro se and high visibility cases, the role of staff, and automation that supports case management. The manual, which was produced in response to the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, is based on the experiences of federal district and magistrate judges and reflects techniques they have developed.

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January 1, 2001
Note: Distribution of this publication (hard copy) is restricted per National Institute for Trial Advocacy; permission has been granted for judiciary distribution only. Copies are available to the general public from National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
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June 1, 1996
Rya Weickert Zobel, David E. Rauma, William W Schwarzer, Marie Leary, Genevra Kay Loveland, Charles P. Sutelan

Articles in this issue of FJC Directions describe federal courts' experiences with pro se actions. Included are an analysis of data from a Center study of nearly 60,000 pro se cases filed in ten district courts, a report on the District of Nevada's use of early case-evaluation telephonic hearings for prisoner pro se civil rights complaints, and discussions of developments in videoconferencing and other types of telecommunications for pretrial proceedings and trials. In this issue of FJC Directions:

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January 1, 1983
Barbara Meierhoefer

A discussion of the use of teleconferences to conduct certain proceedings in federal courts. The author presents reports of judges experienced with the procedure.

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January 1, 1978
Michael W. Leavitt

A description of the calendaring and assignment computer software system that the Center designed at the request of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The report includes suggestions for possible applications of that software.

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