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November 2010

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Aging and Bankruptcy

Aging and BankruptcyA look at consumer bankruptcy filings shows that the middle-aged file the bulk of bankruptcies.

Judiciary Makes Appeal on Fiscal Year 2011 Funding

The Judiciary appeals to Congress for the funds necessary to address increasing workload needs in FY 2011– warning that shortfalls may delay the administration of justice.

Rules Recommendations Take Effect December 1, 2010

Amendments to several Federal Rules will take effect in December, along with changes to Civil Rule 26 that will significantly affect how lawyers use expert witnesses.

Report to Chief Justice on Civil Litigation: Education and Training Are Key

A report to the Chief Justice that grew out of this year’s Civil Litigation Conference says educating lawyers, clients and judges should be part of the effort to cut costs and delays in civil litigation.

More Federal Courts Move to Offer Digital Audio Recordings Online

Thirty federal courts now provide digital audio recordings of court proceedings online.

Sister Court in Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia and the Middle District of Florida are separated by several time zones, but united in efforts to improve the administration of justice.

Season of Giving Has Its Rules

With the holiday season, Judiciary employees should be aware of the rules on giving and receiving gifts.

Conti Named Chair

Judge Joy Flowers Conti (W.D. Pa.) has been named chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System.

How Will the Judiciary Face Future Challenges?

Instrumental in developing the Judiciary’s new strategic plan, Judge Charles Breyer is now the Judiciary’s planning coordinator. He talks about the strategic plan and what it means for the federal courts.

Business Bankruptcies Stabilize in 2010

Both business and nonbusiness bankruptcy filings have risen in recent years, but now it looks like business bankruptcies are stabilizing.

Teachers in the Courts

Judicial Milestones

Judicial Boxscore