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October 30, 2017

With the goal of fostering stronger cooperation between the Hawaiian federal and state judicial systems when dealing with the concurrent supervision of offenders, the United States Probation Office for the District of Hawaii, the Adult Client Services Branch of the Hawaii Judiciary, and the Hawaii Paroling Authority entered into the attached Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 

October 26, 2017
Susan M. Thurston, Dana McWay, Katherine B. Gullo

Three clerks of court share their courts’ experiences with Chapter 9 cases. In a practical and less formal manner, these commentaries supplement material presented in the Navigating Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. Discussants are Susan Thurston (Bankr. D.R.I.), Dana McWay (Bankr. E.D. Mo.), and Katherine Gullo (Bankr. E.D. Mich.).

Related videos are available in the Chapter 9 Online Repository.

July 27, 2017

The Goldfarb Center and the Maine Federal–State Judicial Council collaborated to produce the video Conversations with Maine Judges to help Maine teachers introduce their students to how courts and judges work. The video draws on interviews mostly of recently retired federal judges and justices of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The accompanying study guide was produced by Freeport High School social studies teacher Hank Ogilby. Both of these can viewed or downloaded by following links below.

July 27, 2017

The Advisory Group to the New York State–Federal Judicial Council completed a best practices document on interpreters in federal and New York state courts that was approved on May 18, 2015 by the New York State–Federal Judicial Council. That document is presented here as part of a set of CLE materials on vulnerable populations. 

The Federal Judicial Center did not contribute to this document. It is presented as an example of work from a state–federal judicial council.

July 27, 2017

The Advisory Group to the New York State–Federal Judicial Council analyzed New York State and federal courts’ treatment of prelitigation conduct involving the creation, retention, and destruction of electronically stored information (ESI) to determine whether the courts were consistent and harmonious when addressing these issues.

July 26, 2017

Notice of Meeting for State–Federal Judicial Council of ____________ (state)

To: ______________  (name and email address of judge)

Subject: State–Federal Judicial Council of_________  (state)

Meeting

A meeting of members of the State–Federal Judicial Council of _____ (state) will be held on _____ (date of meeting) at ___________  (time of meeting) at ________ (location of meeting).

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July 26, 2017

Notice of Organizational Meeting for State–Federal Judicial Council of ___________ (state)

To:____________  (name and email address of judge)

Subject: State–Federal Judicial Council of _________ (state) Organizational Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend a meeting of members of the state and federal judiciary in _______ (state) to discuss the formation of a state–federal judicial council in the state.

July 26, 2017

Charter of the State–Federal Judicial Council of  _______ (state)

1. Name

The Council shall be known as the State–Federal Judicial Council of ________________ (state). 

2. Purpose

July 19, 2017

Some of the nation's top legal scholars discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's 2016–2017 term and analyze the decisions that are most likely to affect the work of federal judges. Among the decisions discussed will be those involving the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments as well as criminal law and procedure, patent law, and the federal courts.

July 10, 2017
Jason A. Cantone

This guide is intended to help state and federal judges organize and maintain an active state–federal judicial council. The guide identifies different topics that can be considered and activities that can be coordinated through a council.

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