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Federal Judicial Center

The Federal Judicial Center was created in 1967 to improve administration in the United States courts. The FJC is the educational and research center for the Federal Courts. You can find the following resources on the FJC website:

  • Federal Judges Biographical Database contains information on judges who have served on the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court since 1789. You can search by the judge's name or browse the alphabetical index.

  • Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth, describes procedures that trial judges have found successful for managing complex cases. The manual also analyzes practices that have caused difficulties.

  • Publications are also available on the Federal Judicial Center website. Resources are available on topics such as alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy, civil rights litigation, class action litigation, discovery and disclosure, evidence, employment discrimination, and more. The catalog of publications is searchable by keyword and browseable by subject or title.

Use the Federal Judicial Center's site map to locate additional resources available on the website.