Appointing Qualified Screened Special Masters to Aid in the Pandemic

Creative use of special masters can help deal with the unprecedented demands on courts. The Committee created this document to identify issues a judge may wish to consider in choosing a special master for a particular case, followed by possible system-level options for implementation of mechanisms to recognize a diverse group of qualified, screened prospective special masters.

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Keeping Civil Cases Moving While Jury Trials Are Delayed

Many courts are going to be unable to schedule civil jury trials in the near future and are concerned about how (without the deadline of a trial) they are going to keep civil cases on track for resolution. From the discussions the Special Masters Committee has been having with judges, we’ve learned that there is no one-size-fits-all solution this problem. But there are some creative ways of approaching the problem that might help.

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A Brainstorming Session: Using Special Masters to Help Courts Deal with the Challenges of the Pandemic

Judges and ADR professionals conduct a virtual roundtable to discuss how court needs might be met through using special masters. This program is creative, interactive and practical.

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