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NCJ Number: NCJ 104769     Find in a Library
Title: Federal Civil Justice System
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): D McGillis
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 7
  Series: BJS Full Reports
  Annotation: This report presents an overview of the structure and functions of the Federal civil justice system.
Abstract: Following an outline of the types of civil cases that can be brought in the Federal courts, data on the characteristics and volume of Federal civil caseloads are provided. Brief discussions cover the role of district court judges in civil cases and pretrial case settlements. A review of the Department of Justice civil litigation activities addresses the work of the Civil Division, the Civil Rights Division, the Tax Division, the Land and Natural Resources Division, the Antitrust Division, and the work of U.S. attorneys. An overview of Federal civil case processing encompasses pretrail administrative review, case filing, pretrial activities, and trials. Other topics covered are the Federal Government's role in initiating civil cases, the Federal agencies and offices involved in Federal civil litigation, private Federal civil litigation, administrative review, administrative law hearings and appeals, and key issues in Federal civil justice. A chart displays Federal civil justice administrative review and litigation procedures. 3 tables and 10 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Civil proceedings
Index Term(s): Caseloads ; Federal courts
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin
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