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Title: FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A CENTRAL BRIEF BANK FOR ATTORNEYS GENERAL'S ANTITRUST STAFFS
Author(s): P GALLOWAY; D LACKEY
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Attorneys General
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 80
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc of Attorneys General
Washington, DC 20001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20530
Grant Number: 9-C-22-37-02
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOCUSED STRONG SUPPORT FOR A CENTRALIZED CLEARINGHOUSE FOR STATE ANTITRUST MATERIALS AND RECOMMENDED USE OF A STANDARD INDEX, MICROFORMS, INPUT SELECTIVITY, AND DETAILED COST STUDIES.
Abstract: OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE INDEXING OF MATERIALS REPORTED IN COMMITTEE ON THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL (COAG) ANTITRUST BULLETIN, STANDARDIZATION OF PROCEDURES FOR INPUT AND DISSEMINATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE. THE STUDY WHICH PRODUCED THIS REPORT, PREPARED BY COAG, RELIED ON TWO ANTITRUST QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OFFICES, DATA FROM A PREVIOUS COAG SURVEY ON USE OF DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT IN ATTORNEYS GENERAL'S OFFICES AND ON CASE MANAGEMENT AND DOCKETING PRACTICES, AND INTERVIEWS WITH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PERSONNEL. AN EXAMINATION OF EXIXTING CLEARINGHOUSE ACTIVITIES REVEALED A PRIMARY NEED FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEX TO THE ANTITRUST BULLETIN. THE NEED FOR A BRIEF BANK WAS ESTABLISHED THROUGH DATA GATHERED ON THE SCOPE OF RELEVANT ACTIVITY, THE ADEQUACY OF EXISTING CLEARINGHOUSE SERVICES, AND ANTICIPATED USE. QUESTIONS IN THE SURVEY ON OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS ENABLE SETTING OF BROAD PARAMETERS FOR ESTABLISHING AND OPERATING A DATA BANK. SURVEY RESPONSES SHOWED A DESIRE FOR A BROAD RANGE OF INPUT DOCUMENTS AND FOR IMPROVED INDEXING. A COST ANALYSIS INDICATES THAT A COMPUTERIZED BRIEF BANK IS UNNECESSARILY COMPLEX AND COSTLY. STRONG INTEREST IS EXPRESSED IN MICROFORMS BECAUSE OF COST AND STORAGE ADVANTAGES. DATA TABLES ARE INCLUDED AND AN ANTITRUST INDEX DEVELOPED BY COAG AS PART OF THE STUDY IS APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Antitrust offenses; Attorney General; Information processing; Records management
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