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Civil Justice Reform Act Report

Gives data for civil cases in the district courts, by judicial officer, on motions pending more than six months, bench trials submitted more than six months, civil cases pending more than three years, bankruptcy appeals pending more than six months, and Social Security appeal cases pending more than six months. Covers data as of March 31 and September 30.

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 (CJRA) requires the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO), under 28 U.S.C. § 476, to prepare a semiannual report showing, by U.S. district judge and magistrate judge, all motions pending more than six months, all bench trials submitted more than six months, all bankruptcy appeals pending more than six months, all Social Security appeal cases pending more than six months, and all civil cases pending more than three years on September 30, 2019.

The reporting requirements under the CJRA are designed to help reduce both costs and delays in civil litigation in the district courts. The information also may be used to evaluate demands on the district courts' resources.

Reports

2019:    March | September
2018:    March | September
2017:    March | September
2016:    March | September
2015:    March | September
2014:    March | September
2013:    March | September
2012:    March | September
2011:    March | September
2010:    March | September
2009:    March | September
2008:    March | September
2007:    March | September
2006:    March | September
2005:    March | September
2004:    March | September

The Appendix A table is available for reports dated 1998-2003. 

2003:    March (pdf) | September (pdf)
2002:    March (pdf) | September (pdf)
2001:    March (pdf) | September (pdf)
2000:    March (pdf) | September (pdf)
1999:    March (pdf) | September (pdf)
1998:    March (pdf) | September (pdf)