Court Administration

Virtual Voir Dire Works — for Courts and Jurors

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Vol. 107 No. 1 (2023) | Toward Fairer, Quicker, Cheaper Litigation

As the COVID-19 pandemic began rolling through the United States, medical staffs were as busy as they had ever been. News reports showed doctors and nurses grabbing quick naps between […]

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Let Jurors Ask Questions

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Vol. 107 No. 1 (2023) | Toward Fairer, Quicker, Cheaper Litigation

The medical malpractice trial involved a claim that an oncologist had delayed diagnosing the cancer in the plaintiff’s arm. As a result, his arm had to be amputated at the […]

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Perfecting Jury Trials

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Vol. 107 No. 1 (2023) | Toward Fairer, Quicker, Cheaper Litigation

Despite deep societal divisions, jury trials remain oases for resolving disputes in a civil, orderly, and deliberative way. In courtroom theaters, jurors daily sort through conflicting and sometimes horrifying evidence. […]

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Visiting Judges: Going Global

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Vol. 106 No. 3 (2023) | Forging New Trails

Federal judges within the United States travel to sit on other circuits, but are typically restricted from holding external office or visiting international courts. After they leave the bench, however, […]

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Visiting Judges: Riding Circuit and Beyond

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Vol. 106 No. 3 (2023) | Forging New Trails

The curious phenomenon of visiting judges and its serious benefits to the federal courts There is a curious phenomenon in the federal courts. An attorney recently arguing before the First Circuit […]

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Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Virtual Hearings

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Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | 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 (2022) | 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 (2022) | 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 (2015) | 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 (2022) | 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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