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Civil Litigation Management Manual

The Civil Litigation Management Manual, Third Edition (2022) provides trial judges a handbook on managing civil cases.

The third edition of the Civil Litigation Management Manual, which was approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States at its March 2022 session, was prepared under the direction of the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, with substantial contributions by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and the Federal Judicial Center. The manual was updated for United States judges to help them secure “the just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every action.”

The manual is available in Adobe Acrobat format on the Federal Judicial Center website: