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Judiciary to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Judges Code and Judicial Conduct Rules

2 weeks 1 day ago
The Judicial Conference’s committees on Codes of Conduct and Judicial Conduct and Disability will hold a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules at 9 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2018 at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, D.C.

Judges, New Citizens Honor Constitution Day

3 weeks 6 days ago
Judges engaged the public in real-life civics lessons at Constitution Day celebrations on college campuses, at readings of the founding document on courthouse steps, during naturalization ceremonies at presidential homes, and in recitations of the preamble.

Judicial Conference Addresses Workplace Conduct and Criminal Justice Act Issues

1 month ago
The Judicial Conference today approved changes to the Judiciary's Model Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) Plan to cover interns and externs and to extend the time for initiating EDR complaints from 30 to 180 days. The Conference’s Judicial Resources Committee will consider further changes to the model plan at its next meeting. The Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts also reported on the recruitment of a Judicial Integrity Officer in the Administrative Office and the expansion of judicial, staff, and law clerk orientations and education dealing with workplace harassment.

Students Reflect on Promises of the Preamble

1 month 1 week ago
A cross section of high school journalists shared their reflections on the aspirations expressed in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, putting into a modern context such phrases as “We the People …”  and  “a more perfect Union….” 

Using Evidence-Based Strategies to Protect Communities

2 months 2 weeks ago
Federal probation officers have always tried to bring about positive life change in the lives of people under supervision, whether it’s helping them get a job, get into drug treatment, or even acquire better decision-making skills. In today’s technology-driven world, officers are also employing increasingly sophisticated research and data analysis tools in their supervision plans.

Judges Teach Civility as a Legal and Life Skill

2 months 3 weeks ago
Civility is a critical factor in making difficult decisions in the law and in life.  That is the conclusion that can be drawn from a new video that captures the insights of federal judges who have several lifetimes of experience dealing with contentious, high-stakes issues in their courtrooms.

June 2018 Bankruptcy Filings Fall 2.6 Percent

2 months 3 weeks ago
Bankruptcy filings fell 2.6 percent for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2018, compared with the year ending June 30, 2017, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Just the Facts: Americans with Disabilities Act

3 months ago
While overall civil rights cases have declined, cases brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have increased three-fold in recent years. Filings in three states – California, Florida, and New York – account for a significant number of the civil rights cases filed under the ADA. You can find out more in this new installment of Just the Facts.


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