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Title: FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER - ANNUAL REPORT, 1979
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Federal Judicial Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 77
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Judicial Ctr
Washington, DC 20002
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Federal Judicial Ctr
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PROGRESS IS REPORTED ON RESEARCH ON PROJECTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER FOR 1979.
Abstract: THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER--A STATUTORY ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR FEDERAL COURTS--CONDUCTED STUDIES IN THE AREAS OF TRIAL COURTS, APPELLATE COURTS, AND SENTENCING AND PROBATION. TRIAL COURT RESEARCH DEALT WITH CIVIL LITIGATION (MOTIONS, DISCOVERY PRACTICES, THE USE OF SANCTIONS TO CONTROL DISCOVERY, LOCAL RULES AND PRACTICES AFFECTING DISCOVERY, AND REGULATION OF ATTORNEYS' FEES), A MANUAL FOR COMPLEX LITIGATION, EVALUATION OF COURT-ANNEXED ARBITRATION, WEIGHTED CASELOAD ANALYSIS, IMPLEMENTATION OF JUDICIAL ORDERS IN INSTITUTIONAL REFORM, AND PRISONER CIVIL RIGHTS. OTHER AREAS INVESTIGATED WERE JURY PROJECTS, CRIMINAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS, STUDIES OF THE VOIR DIRE EXAMINATION, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT. SENTENCING AND PROBATION RESEARCH CONSIDERED ISSUES RAISED BY DEBATE OVER CRIMINAL CODE REVISION, PRESENTENCE REPORT DISCLOSURE, THE SENTENCING COUNCIL, PROBATION CASELOAD CLASSIFICATION, GUIDANCE TO AID JUDGES IN THE SENTENCING FUNCTION, PRETRIAL SERVICES AGENCY DATA ANALYSIS, AND CASELOAD MANAGEMENT AND REVIEW FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA'S FEDERAL PROBATION OFFICE. OTHER RESEARCH EXAMINED DOCUMENTATION OF THE APPEALS EXPEDITING SYSTEM OF THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, EXPERIMENTATION AND THE LAW, FEDERAL COURT RULEMAKING, THE CREATION OF FEDERAL JUDGESHIPS, FEDERAL COURT CASELOADS FORECASTING, AND MORE. THE CENTER'S COURTRAN PROGRAM HAD DEVELOPED BY 1979 TO A POINT THAT ALLOWED A MAJOR EXPANSION OF AUTOMATED CASE FLOW SERVICES TO ADDITIONAL COURTS TO ASSIST THEM IN MEETING THE MONITORING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT OF 1974. CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING INCLUDED CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, IN-COURT TRAINING, AND MEDIA SERVICES. INTERJUDICIAL AFAIRS AND INFORMATION SERVICES ARE DESCRIBED, ALONG WITH THE HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER. CENTER PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Federal courts; Federal Judicial Center; Judicial educational programs; Professional in-service education; Research programs
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