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1 - Just the Facts: Intellectual Property Cases—Patent, Copyright, and Trademark
2 - Teachers Institutes at Courts Help Prepare Next Generation of Jurors
3 - Bankruptcy Filings Increase Slightly
4 - How Courts Care for Jurors in High Profile Cases
5 - How Interpreters Aid Access to Justice
6 - Federal Judges Help Students Learn Civility Skills
7 - Members of PACER User Group Selected
8 - Chief Justice Roberts Issues 2019 Year-End Report
9 - Courthouse Playroom Helps Youngsters Share American Dream
10 - Now Cherished, Bill of Rights Spent a Century in Obscurity
Over the past 20 years, the overall number of intellectual property cases filed in the U.S. courts has increased dramatically. However, after sharp increases in the early 2010s, patent infringement case filings now have started to fall, copyright case filings have fluctuated, and trademark case filings have held steady. Most intellectual property cases are concentrated in a handful of states.
2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
At more than two dozen institutes offered by courts across the country, school teachers work with federal judges, volunteer attorneys, legal scholars, and court staff to deepen their understanding of the Judiciary and ignite the interest of their students.
2/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
Bankruptcy filings increased slightly for the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2019, compared with cases for the year ending Dec. 31, 2018, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. It was the second straight quarter that bankruptcy filings rose, after annual declines lasting nearly a decade.
1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM
High profile cases demand much more of jurors personally than other cases do. They can last for weeks or months, attract intense media attention, expose jurors to physical threats and emotional stress, and force them into long periods of isolation, with only their fellow jurors and court personnel for company.
1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM
For a criminal defendant with limited English proficiency, or who has a hearing impairment, a skilled courtroom interpreter is a vital part of the justice system. Like court-appointed attorneys, interpreters enable defendants to understand proceedings and assist in their own defense. The role of court interpreters is the theme of a newly released Knowledge Seminar video.
1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM
The loudest voices may prevail at a townhall meeting, at a demonstration, or in the stands at a football game, but in courtrooms, civility and rationality win the day even when the stakes – and the emotions – are high. Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions is a flagship program of the federal Judiciary’s outreach to students that equips them with legal and life skills needed to settle disputes successfully in a respectful way.
1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM
Twelve people from diverse backgrounds in the law, media, government, and academia have been selected for a new public user group to provide advice and feedback on ways to improve the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service and other electronic public access services provided by the Judiciary. The group is expected to hold its inaugural meeting in February.
1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has issued his 2019 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary.
12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM
In a typical week, federal judges in Chicago naturalize hundreds of new American citizens at the Everett M. Dirksen U.S. Courthouse. Shortly before a recent ceremony, the court opened a special welcoming space to help youngsters share in their families’ dreams.
12/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
The Bill of Rights is among our nation’s most admired documents, guaranteeing broad personal liberties and inspiring some of the federal courts’ most famous and polarizing cases.
12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
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