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FJC’s Director Enthusiastic Despite Challenges

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Federal Judicial Center Director Jeremy Fogel said he is “committed to continuing the Center’s exemplary service to the judiciary” despite facing unprecedented fiscal challenges over the next few years.

Fogel, a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, was appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. as the Center’s tenth director last year. The Center, headquartered in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington, D.C., was created by Congress in 1967 to “further the development and adoption of improved judicial administration in the courts” through research and education.

In the Center’s just-released Annual Report for 2011, Fogel wrote that his organization, like the federal courts, will have to make difficult choices.

“Along with the rest of the judicial branch, the Center will face unprecedented fiscal challenges over the next several years. Yet these very constraints will make the Center’s education and research more important than ever, as our work will assist the federal judiciary . . . in finding the best ways to carry out the courts’ constitutional responsibilities with limited resources.”

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