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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 includes $6.97 billion for the Judiciary.
The Arizona Bankruptcy Court was the first federal court website to invite visitors to its website to chat live on- line. Now more bankruptcy courts are offering the convenient option.
The Third Branch talks with the Judge John R. Tunheim, chair of the ABA's Judicial Division's National Conference of Federal Trial Judges.
The District Court for the Southern District of New York has begun an initiative that judges, lawyers and litigants hope will reduce both the cost and the time spent on complex civil cases.
The extraordinary steps sometimes needed in court cases featuring national security issues are brought into sharp focus by a newly published compilation of case-management challenges that confronted federal judges in 27 such cases.
Congress has passed and the President is expected to sign into law a bill that rectifies problems of venue and jurisdiction in the federal courts.
A newly revised schedule for archiving and disposition of bankruptcy records is being implemented.
Court executives, federal public defenders, chief probation and pretrial officers, and clerks of courts were recently surveyed on the status of their unit's emergency preparedness. Preliminary results show courts are planning well.
In fiscal year 2011, more federal judges, law students and law school alumni participated in the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review than ever before in OSCAR's seven-year history.
William R. Burchill, Associate Director and General Counsel for the AO, retired his month after 38 years of service to the federal Judiciary.