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July 2011

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Naturalization Ceremony Highlight of Monticello Fourth

On the Fourth of July, Chief Judge Glen E. Conrad of the Western District of Virginia administered the oath of allegiance to new United States citizens on the West Lawn of Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence.

Courts Warned to Prepare for Budget Shortfall

At House appropriations bill funding levels, courts would have to cut spending on salaries by the equivalent of about 5,000 court support staff.

IN-DEPTH: Leveling the Playing Field: Help for Self-Filers

Last nearly, nearly 73,000 people filed civil cases in federal courts without a lawyer. Here’s what the courts are doing to help them.

Judge Fogel Selected to Head Federal Judicial Center

The Board of the Federal Judicial Center has selected Judge Jeremy Fogel to be the Center’s tenth director.

Civil War Tore Apart the Federal Judiciary Too

As the United States marks the 150-year anniversary of the start of the Civil War, it must be noted that the long and bloody fight also tore at the federal court system and its judges.

Mentoring Program Adds Diversity to CJA Panel

A unique mentoring program in the Southern District of New York is giving state court practitioners federal court experience while increasing the diversity of the district’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel.

New Rules Committee Officer Selected

Jonathan C. Rose, of counsel at Jones Day, has been selected as the new Rules Committee Officer.

Growth of Kiosk Program An Aid to Officers

A probation and pretrial services program that uses kiosks to gather routine reports required of clients has quietly become a powerhouse.

Ground-breaking on John Roll U.S. Courthouse

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