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October 23, 2017

This page contains an administrative order governing conduct, courtroom procedure, and decorum of the media and the public in connection with the Detroit case. See also the page on Notice and Websites for orders relating to the use of websites to provide notice and information about Chapter 9 cases.

Media and the Public is one of several Chapter 9 Online Repository categories.

September 28, 2016
Jefri Wood

This manual provides a practical guide to steps that courts can take before and during litigation to manage nonprisoner pro se litigation more efficiently, steps that may also help pro se litigants better navigate the complexities of federal civil litigation. Part I discusses the concept of procedural fairness and the goal of increasing access to justice; it also addresses some of the potential ethical concerns about providing assistance to pro se litigants.

January 1, 2013
Federal Judicial Center, Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on Codes of Conduct
This pamphlet provides an overview of law clerks' ethical obligations as well as resources they can consult for further information. It covers topics such as confidentiality, conflicts of interest, political activities, online activities, and gifts, and includes examples that illustrate challenges law clerks may face. It also has an Ethics Checklist for Federal Judicial Law Clerks, which helps law clerks identify ethics problems that may arise. This edition includes the new provisions in the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees effective August 1, 2013.
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