December 29, 2011
A federal trial court in New York City has begun an initiative that judges, lawyers, and litigants hope will reduce both the cost of, and the time spent on, complex civil cases.
December 28, 2011
Have a question about bankruptcy? Some U.S. bankruptcy courts are inviting people with questions to join them in online chats.
December 27, 2011
The extraordinary steps sometimes needed in court cases featuring national security issues are brought into sharp focus by a recently published compilation of case-management challenges that confronted federal judges in 27 such cases.
December 23, 2011
Senior, recalled, and retired federal judges who hail from Oregon were honored at a ceremony in Portland earlier this month.
December 09, 2011
When the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1787, our nation’s Founders knew that the document failed to articulate the limits of the governmental powers it created. Another document, known as the Bill of Rights, was deemed necessary.
December 06, 2011
The Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles is hosting a traveling exhibit titled "Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America."
December 02, 2011
Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence took effect December 1, 2011. Congress took no action after the changes were approved by Supreme Court more than seven months earlier.
November 23, 2011
About 1,800 of the federal judiciary’s pretrial services officers have taken training in tools that will help them make better assessments about defendants most likely to commit new crimes or fail to appear in court.
November 22, 2011
Many federal district courts use jury exit surveys as a simple and direct way for jurors to comment on their experience. The responses allow courts to tailor their jury plan to suit their jury pool.
November 09, 2011
To commemorate Veterans Day 2011, we spotlight Marcia Anderson, the bankruptcy clerk of court for the Western District of Wisconsin and the first African-American woman to attain the rank of major general in the Army Reserve.