State Courts

Guidance on New Rule 23 Class Action Settlement Provisions

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Fall/Winter 2018 | Volume 102 Number 3

Executive Summary Developed and published by the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School November 2018 ON DEC. 1, 2018, AMENDMENTS TO FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 23 TAKE EFFECT. […]

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Data Validation: A crucial step toward controlling and understanding your data

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Fall/Winter 2018 | Volume 102 Number 3

We all know the volume of data in litigation — particularly email data — continues to grow rapidly, with no sign of abating. That growth is forcing litigants to come […]

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Cell Phones in Court: Court cell phone policies attempt to balance risks with litigants’ needs

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Fall/Winter 2018 | Volume 102 Number 3

A resolution adopted by the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators in August 2018 (Resolution 7) encourages courts to carefully review and assess their policies for […]

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Far More Than Mere Mistakes: Judicial Commissions Sanction Judges Who Impose Fines Without Due Process

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Summer 2017 | Volume 101 Number 2

In the roundtable discussion “Money or Justice? How Fees and Fines Have Contributed to Deep Distrust of the Courts — And What Chief Judges Are Doing About It” (from the […]

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