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October 2010

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Participants in Judicial Process Entitled to Safe Facility, Adequate Space

Judge Michael A. Ponsor (D. Mass.)

Judge Michael A. Ponsor and Chief Judge Robert J. Conrad testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee this month on the need for adequate and appropriate courtroom space.

Caucus Brings Courts and Congress Together

Representatives Biggert and Schiff formed the Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch. They talk about what they hope to accomplish and how federal judges can help.

A Second Chance for Veterans

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York is making use of pretrial diversion to help troubled war veterans.

2010 Director's Awards Recognize Federal Court Employees

This year’s awards went to four teams of federal court employees whose innovations improved the courts, three court managers who defined good stewardship, and a court employee who demonstrated remarkable courage.

Inventory Control System Locally Grown

A court-developed property inventory system, now going national, strengthens internal controls and keeps more accurate account of court assets.

TIP Survey Measures Satisfaction

Users in a recent survey of the Judiciary’s Telephone Interpreting Program (TIP) said the program provides service at a level comparable or equal to face-to-face services.

New Chairs Head Five Conference Committees

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. named five new committee chairs whose terms began October 1.

Federal Bench Gender Snapshot

The number of female federal judges has increased from 302 to 496 since 1998.

Judicial Milestones

Judicial Boxscore