Court Administration

Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Virtual Hearings

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

When physical distancing measures required courts to quickly adapt operations, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) saw an opportunity to examine the experience of families and child welfare court […]

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Legal Information vs. Legal Advice: A 25 Year Retrospective

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

In modern times, a key question in access to justice has been: To what extent can court personnel assist unrepresented litigants in filing and managing their claims? The answer to […]

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Judges, Judging and Otherwise

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

Ask the average person to imagine what a judge does, and the answer will most likely be something right out of a courtroom from Law & Order — or Legally Blonde, Just Mercy, My […]

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On the Hill: PATENT Act Aims To Curb Patent Trolls

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Vol. 99 No. 2 | The Mass-Tort MDL Vortex

On Apr. 29, a bipartisan coalition of Senate Judiciary Committee members led by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of […]

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Involve, Inform, Inspire

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Vol. 106 No. 1 | Necessarily Engaged

My first civics teacher was my father. He was a World War II veteran and a POW for 16 months, three of which were spent in extreme winter conditions on […]

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Another plea to hold the acronyms (PDF)

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Vol. 105 No. 2 | Judicial Independence

First, a technical distinction: an acronym is pronounced as a word (“scuba” = self-contained underwater breathing apparatus); an initialism is pronounced letter by letter (“IBM”). Informally, “acronym” is often used for […]

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Labrier an example of new proportionality rules at work

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Vol. 100 No. 3 | Who appointed me god?

In December 2015, the amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b) took effect. These amendments, highlighted in Judicature’s Winter 2015 issue, moved the proportionality provisions from Rule 26(b)(2)(C)(iii), as a limit on discovery, […]

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How the States Avoid Supreme Stalemates

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Vol. 100 No. 4 | Steady As She Goes

State high courts avoid tie votes in a variety of ways, some more juris-prudent than others. Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing portends a seismic realtering of the Supreme Court’s ideological balance. […]

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Cross Border Discovery at a Crossroads

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Vol. 100 No. 4 | Steady As She Goes

Along with explosive globalization, including the ease with which parties can conduct business abroad, there has been a concomitant need for international legal systems to consider exchange of information across […]

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State Courts Brace for Budget Hit

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Vol. 105 No. 1 | The Courts Held

The COVID-19 pandemic forced drastic changes in the way courts operate and function. It also caused many courts to change their budgetary practices. An October 2020 survey of the Conference […]

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