Judicial Division

Publications

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The Appellate Practice Compendium
The complete insider's guide to the appellate practice rules and procedures of all fifty states and Washington D.C., all federal circuit courts, and the U.S.
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Enhancing Justice: Reducing Bias 
This book helps explain how many who pride themselves on being fair can be part of a system which is widely seen as unfair by those who have historically been victims of bias and prejudice. The central focus of the book is on the different approaches that courts can use to lessen the impact of implicit bias by “breaking the bias habit.”

The Improvement of the Administration of Justice 
An overview of various elements of the judicial system and how things have been improved and can be further developed from the perspective of academics, practitioners, and judges.

The Improvement of the Administration of Justice

 

An overview of various elements of the judicial system and how things have been improved and can be further developed from the perspective of academics, practitioners, and judges.

The Improvement of the Administration of Justice

 

An overview of various elements of the judicial system and how things have been improved and can be further developed from the perspective of academics, practitioners, and judges.

Model Code of Judicial Conduct for Federal Administrative Law Judges
A reference for federal administrative law judges in considering their own conduct and for others in considering the Code appropriately when applied to federal administrative law judges.

Judicial Clerkship Forum: A Conversation with 12 Judges
Designed to inform Judicial Division law student members of the path to securing a clerkship; members can access a copy for free.

Council of Appellate Lawyers Manual on Pro Bono Appeals
Download a free copy of a handbook on the country's 14 pro bono appeals programs for state court appeals.
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Periodicals

The Judges' Journal 
The Division's award-winning quarterly publication is one of the nation's foremost judicial journals and the authoritative source on innovations in the justice system. The Judges' Journal is designed to keep members current on issues affecting the courts and promote discussion about the direction of the judicial process. As part of your membership in the Judicial Division, you will enjoy a complimentary subscription to this publication (a $25 value).

Judicial Division Record
The JD's quarterly e-newsletter, the Judicial Division Record, informs members about the activities of the Division and its Conferences, projects, opportunities, as well as upcoming meetings and programs. The newsletter is free with your JD membership.

Appellate Issues
Published by the Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL), this quarterly online newsletter features articles geared towards Appellate Lawyer's. 

CASA Chronicles
The Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys (CASA) e-newsletter, CASA Chronicles, keeps you up-to-date with what's going on in appellate courts around the country as well as the current activities of the Council.

Highway to Justice
Produced through a joint project of the JD and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Highway to Justice is designed to be a source for updates on national traffic safety news.

Digital Downloads

Principles for Juries and Jury Trials (updated 2016)
Produced by the ABA Commission on the American Jury in 2005, and updated in 2016.

Are Your Jury Pools Representative of the Community? (2011)
This checklist touches on the issue of jury panels that do not represent a cross section of the community and provides 13 steps to help improve community representation of jury panels.

A Fair Trial: Jurors Use of Electronic Devices & the Internet (2010)
This handbook discusses the obstacles Judges face on how we can continue to ensure that litigants receive a fair trial – one which is based solely on the evidence presented in the courtroom and maintain the privacy of jury deliberations – in light of the proliferation of information available electronically in the world today.

Best Practice Handbook on the Use of Independent Experts (2009)
This handbook was develop to assist trial judges in the selection of an independent expert in cases involving allegations, professional negligence or complex, scientific issues..

Judicial Performance Evaluation Handbook and Guidelines (2005)
In 2005, the ABA House of Delegates approved a collection of updated guidelines intended to provide a model for the evaluation of judicial performance

Litigation Control: The Trial Judge’s Key to Avoiding Delay  (1996)
This manual will provide the trial judge with the tools to implement a system of docket control, whether the court setting is rural or urban or the system is computerized or manual.

Defeating Delay: Developing and Implementing a Court Delay Reduction Program (1986)
A monogram — Published by the Lawyers Conference Task Force on Reduction of Litigation Cost and Delay—identify causes and suggest concrete cures for delays in case processing in trial and appellate courts.

Roadmap Series on Judicial Issues

Once an ABA presidential appointed entity, the Coalition for Justice’s mission was to build public trust and confidence in a fair and impartial justice system through partnerships with the public in justice reform. The mission, now encompassed within the Judicial Division Lawyers Conference has made the Coalition produced series on judicial issues available for a free download at ShopABA.

Judicial Selection: The Process of Choosing Judges

Judicial Selection: The Process of Choosing Judges

Judicial Selection: The Process of Choosing Judges

Judicial Selection: The Process of Choosing Judges

Judicial Selection: The Process of Choosing Judges