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February 2012

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Rising to the Occasion: Federal Court Families Give Back to Their Communities

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Watch a slideshow of federal court families giving back.

Courts across the country donate time, hold food, blood and toy drives, contribute clothing, and run in local races—all to help their communities.

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CM/ECF Next Gen Enters New Phase

It’s the envy of court systems worldwide. Now CM/ECF reaches an important milestone as the requirements gathering phase for the Next Generation concludes.

Fiscal Year 2012 Judicial Funding By Account

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 provides full year funding for the Judiciary, including full funding, based on the latest estimates, for the Defender Services, Court Security and Fees of Jurors and Commissioners accounts

Commitment to Service Takes Federal Judge to War

Army Colonel Frank Whitney was the first active federal judge to serve as a military judge in a theater of war.

Pilot Program Introduces Protocols for Employment Cases

A pilot program for the federal district courts introduces new pretrial procedures for certain types of federal employment cases, encouraging more efficient and less costly discovery.

Committee Works to Increase Security Awareness

Sufficient funding for security and enhanced security awareness top the list of goals for Judge Nancy Atlas, chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Security.

General Counsel Named

Robert K. Loesche has been appointed General Counsel at the AO, succeeding the recently retired Bill Burchill.

The Third Branch to Head Online Only

By spring 2012, The Third Branch newsletter will be available only online. Posts will be timelier, and we’ll save money by eliminating printing and postage.

Judicial Milestones

Judicial Milestones

Judicial Boxscore

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