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Explore the news releases of the Judicial Conference of the United States. 

Judicial Conference Judgeship Recommendations Endorsed by Administration

Published onSeptember 24, 2002

The Judicial Conference of the United States was told by Attorney General John Ashcroft today that the Bush Administration supports creation of new judgeships to help federal courts in dire need of relief.

Judicial Conference Approves Pilot Program for Remote Public Access to Criminal Case Files

Published onMarch 13, 2002

The Judicial Conference of the United States today approved creation of a pilot program to allow selected courts to provide Internet access to criminal case files.

Judicial Conference Approves Recommendations on Electronic Case File Availability and Internet Use

Published onSeptember 19, 2001

The Judicial Conference of the United States today concluded business suspended following the tragic events of September 11, 2001. In a mail ballot of its 27 members, the Judicial Conference adopted policies that govern the electronic availability of federal court case file information and the workplace use of the Internet by judges and court employees.

Judicial Conference Adopts Strategy to Improve Pay for Top Government Officials

Published onMarch 14, 2001

The Judicial Conference of the United States today voted to pursue vigorously a three-part plan for improving the compensation of judges and other high level federal officials.

Judicial Conference Opposes Sweeping Restrictions on Educational Programs

Published onSeptember 19, 2000

The Judicial Conference of the United States voted today to oppose legislation that would prohibit federal judges from accepting "anything of value in connection with a seminar" because the legislation is overly broad, would have unintended consequences, and has not been adequately studied.

Judicial Conference Condemns Courtroom Sharing Proposal

Published onMarch 14, 2000

The Judicial Conference of the United States today voted to "strongly condemn the unilateral efforts of the Office of Management and Budget to impose a courtroom sharing policy on the judicial branch, as an unwarranted and inappropriate intrusion into the constitutionally mandated independence of the Judiciary."

Judicial Conference Adopts Rules Changes - Confronts Projected Budget Shortfalls

Published onSeptember 15, 1999

The Judicial Conference of the United States today approved a series of changes to court rules aimed at bringing uniformity to the pretrial exchange of information while reducing expense and delay in certain civil cases.

Judicial Conference Seeks New Judgeships — Adequate Compensation for Judges and Others

Published onMarch 16, 1999

Spurred by increasing caseloads and the rapidly declining value of judicial salaries, the Judicial Conference of the United States today voted to ask Congress to create new judgeships and to adjust the pay of the President, judges, members of Congress, and senior executive branch officials.

Judicial Conference Convenes Fall Meeting

Published onSeptember 15, 1998

At its biannual meeting today in Washington, the Judicial Conference of the United States voted to ask its Committees on Codes of Conduct and Financial Disclosure to consider if the Conference should encourage all courts to maintain, in the clerk's office, a list for each judge of the companies in which the judge, or the judge's spouse, or minor child residing in the household, has a financial interest requiring recusal.

Judicial Conference Convenes Biannual Meeting

Published onMarch 10, 1998

The Judicial Conference of the United States today received a report on the impending crisis in courthouse construction that is facing the federal Judiciary.

Judicial Conference Endorses Cost-of-Living Salary Adjustment For All Government Leaders

Published onSeptember 23, 1997

The Judicial Conference of the United States today announced its support for a cost-of-living salary adjustment (COLA) for federal judges, members of Congress, and top officials in the executive branch.

Judicial Conference Seeks New Judgeships To Handle Growing Workloads At All Levels

Published onMarch 11, 1997

The Judicial Conference of the United States today voted to transmit to Congress a request to create new appellate, district, and bankruptcy judgeships.

Judicial Conference Convenes Biannual Meeting

Published onSeptember 17, 1996

The Judicial Conference of the United States today disapproved a proposed amendment to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which would have required the initial empaneling of a jury of 12 persons in all civil cases.

Judicial Conference Finalizes Long Range Plan

Published onSeptember 20, 1995

The Judicial Conference of the United States yesterday approved a lengthy series of recommendations from its Proposed Long Range Plan for the Federal Courts relating to federal court jurisdiction, adjudicative structure, governance, the allocation of resources, and other aspects of federal court operations and administration.

Judicial Conference Receives Long Range Plan

Published onMarch 14, 1995

Contact: David Sellers, 202-502-2600

The Judicial Conference of the United States today received from its Committee on Long Range Planning the first comprehensive long range plan in the history of the federal Judiciary.

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