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Civil Justice Reform Act Report

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Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 (CJRA)

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 (CJRA) requires the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO), under 28 U.S.C. ยง476, to prepare a semiannual report showing, by U.S. district judge and magistrate judge, all motions pending more than six months, all bench trials submitted more than six months, all bankruptcy appeals pending more than six months, all Social Security appeal cases pending more than six months, and all civil cases pending more than three years on September 30, 2013.

  • The reporting requirements under the CJRA are designed to help reduce both costs and delays in civil litigation in the district courts. The information also may be used to evaluate demands on the district courts' resources.
  • The consolidated Civil Justice Reform Act (CJRA) report contains aggregate data on motions pending, bench trials submitted, bankruptcy appeals, Social Security appeal cases each pending more than six months, and civil cases pending more than three years.

Reports

  • September 2013

National Summary Report (pdf)

Detailed Reports

Table 7 Report of Civil Cases Pending Over Three Years (pdf)
Table 8 Report of Motions Pending Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 9 Report of Bench Trials Submitted Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 10 Report of Bankruptcy Appeals Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
Table 11 Report of Social Security Appeals Cases Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
  • March 2013

National Summary Report (pdf)

Detailed Reports

Table 7 Report of Civil Cases Pending Over Three Years (pdf)
Table 8 Report of Motions Pending Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 9 Report of Bench Trials Submitted Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 10 Report of Bankruptcy Appeals Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
Table 11 Report of Social Security Appeals Cases Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
  • September 2012

National Summary Report (pdf)

Detailed Reports

Table 7 Report of Civil Cases Pending Over Three Years (pdf)
Table 8 Report of Motions Pending Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 9 Report of Bench Trials Submitted Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 10 Report of Bankruptcy Appeals Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
Table 11 Report of Social Security Appeals Cases Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
  • March 2012

National Summary Report (pdf)

Detailed Reports

Table 7 Report of Civil Cases Pending Over Three Years (pdf)
Table 8 Report of Motions Pending Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 9 Report of Bench Trials Submitted Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 10 Report of Bankruptcy Appeals Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
Table 11 Report of Social Security Appeals Cases Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
  • September 2011

National Summary Report (pdf)

Detailed Reports

Table 7 Report of Civil Cases Pending Over Three Years (pdf)
Table 8 Report of Motions Pending Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 9 Report of Bench Trials Submitted Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 10 Report of Bankruptcy Appeals Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
Table 11 Report of Social Security Appeals Cases Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
  • March 2011

National Summary Report (pdf)

Detailed Reports

Table 7 Report of Civil Cases Pending Over Three Years (pdf)
Table 8 Report of Motions Pending Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 9 Report of Bench Trials Submitted Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 10 Report of Bankruptcy Appeals Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
Table 11 Report of Social Security Appeals Cases Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
  • September 2010

National Summary Report (pdf)

Detailed Reports

Table 7 Report of Civil Cases Pending Over Three Years (pdf)
Table 8 Report of Motions Pending Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 9 Report of Bench Trials Submitted Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 10 Report of Bankruptcy Appeals Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
Table 11 Report of Social Security Appeals Cases Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
  • March 2010

National Summary Report (pdf)

Detailed Reports

Table 7 Report of Civil Cases Pending Over Three Years (pdf)
Table 8 Report of Motions Pending Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 9 Report of Bench Trials Submitted Over Six Months (pdf)
Table 10 Report of Bankruptcy Appeals Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)
Table 11 Report of Social Security Appeals Cases Pending For More Than Six Months (pdf)