Video, Web Activities Celebrate Bill of Rights Day
New Court Fees to Take Effect Dec. 1
Video: Nation’s ‘Mother Court’ Celebrates 225th Anniversary
The nation's first-ever federal court session, held in November 1789, is honored at a Manhattan ceremony, as shown in a newly released Judiciary Now video
James C. Duff to Return as AO Director in January 2015
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. has appointed James C. Duff as Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, effective Jan. 5, 2015. Duff succeeds Judge John D. Bates, who will return full-time to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Duff previously served as AO director from 2006 to 2011.
Video: 70 Years After WWII, 5 NY Judges Remain a 'Brotherhood'
More than 60 veterans of WWII continue to serve their country as federal judges. A video records the vivid recollections of five judges who sit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Fiscal Year Bankruptcy Filings Lowest in Seven Years
New bankruptcy filings fell 13 percent in Fiscal Year 2014, to 963,739. This is the lowest number of bankruptcy filings for any 12-month period since 2007.
New Jury Messaging System Improves Customer Service
A new Integrated Voice Response notifies jurors of schedule changes through phone, email and text alerts. The system reduces inconvenience to the public and saves staff time and costs.
Rise in Numbers of Serious Offenders Takes Toll on Supervision Resources
Since 2003, the number of offenders in the two most serious criminal history categories has increased nearly 20 percent, straining post-conviction supervision resources.
Court’s Largest Single Disbursement Reaches Thousands of Victims
New Chairs Named for Judicial Conference Committees