Briefs

Judge J. Clifford Wallace

The 2022 Bolch Prize: J. Clifford Wallace

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Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

Chief Judge Emeritus J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has been selected to receive the 2022 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law. […]

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Judicature goes global

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Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

Judicature has launched an international edition online for judges around the world. Judicature International, at judicature.duke.edu/intl, will publish commentary, scholarship, empirical research, opinion, and other content exploring issues of common concern to […]

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Pandemic Spurs Technology Revolution in State Civil Courts

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Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

With courthouses shuttered by COVID-19, civil legal systems in nearly every state moved quickly to adopt new tools to support online operation — a decisive response that enabled millions of […]

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A Global Judicial News Report: December 2021

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Judicature International | 2021

Poland Polish lawyers use romcoms to promote judicial independence In 2017, four Polish lawyers were brainstorming ways to convince the public sector that an independent Polish judiciary was important, not […]

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Judicial Selection Methods

Trends in Judicial Selection Methods

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

Interest in changing or altering the selection of judges in the states has waxed and waned from year to year for decades. What makes the last five years remarkable, however, […]

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Pilot Project for Discovery Protocols for Employment Cases Alleging Diverse Action

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

In November 2015, the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) reported to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules on a pilot project designed to streamline litigation by using pattern discovery […]

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Judicial Courtesy and Respect for People’s Time

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

The requirement that a judge be “patient, dignified, and courteous to litigants, jurors, witnesses, lawyers, court staff, court officials, and others” means more than eschewing angry interruptions, sarcasm, or name […]

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A Milestone for Diversity in MDL

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

Center for Judicial Studies events help pave way for first majority-female steering committee MDLs are where the action is, and the PSC is where the litigation decisions are made for […]

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Shadow of Gavel

As I See It: Summer 2016

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

You get the call from the Chief Justice of the United States asking you to serve on the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. You’re honored. Moments after accepting, you ask […]

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The NCSC marks 50 years of service to state courts

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

When Chief Justice Warren Burger called for the creation of “A National Center for State Courts” at the first National Conference of the Judiciary in 1971, it is safe to assume […]

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