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L. Ralph Mecham transmits interim guidelines for the allocation of resources to chief district judges and court clerks. He also includes budget call forms to be completed by each court.
L. Ralph Mecham transmits the Committee on Court Administration and Case Management's recommendations regarding advisory groups and pilot districts to federal court officers. Also included in this file is a 12/28/1990 draft of the joint Administrative Office and Federal Judicial Center guidelines and timetable for CJRA implementation. Several other Administrative Office memos regarding implementation are also included. They are dated 12/20/1990, 12/6/1990, and 12/4/1990.
This memo from Assistant Circuit Executive Mark Mendenhall provides 9th Circuit judicial officers and LRCC members with a forwarded fact sheet and timeline for CJRA implementation
Meeting minutes from a 1990 meeting conducted at the Hays Adams hotel in Washington, D.C. and chaired by judge Robert M. Parker. Topics discussed include the selection of pilot districts and the formation of district advisory groups
This timeline includes tasks that are to be completed by the Administrative Office, the Judicial Conference, and the Federal Judicial Center
L. Ralph Mecham apologizes to Senator Biden for remarks attributed to him in a recent Legal Times article regarding S. 2648. He attaches a letter written 06/12/1990 by William Renquist, who distances the Judicial Conference from Mecham's remarks
Article announcing the agreement between the Senate Judiciary Committee and The Judicial Conference (Los Angeles Daily Journal)
Announces the approval of the Judicial Conference's 14-point plan to improve case management practices
This article is about Judicial Conference adoption, by ballot, of a 14-point program to address the problems of cost and delay in civil litigation through improved case management. (The Third Branch, Vol. 22, No. 5)
L. Ralph Mecham informs all members of the Judicial Conference that their vote to oppose S. 2027 at last month's Judicial Conference session was unanimous. He attaches the 14-point plan for case management reform that the Peckham subcommittee wrote in response to the legislation, as well as correspondence dated 4/4/1990 and 4/6/1990 between Senator Joseph Biden and Chief Justice William Rehnquist regarding legislative proceedings.