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Judiciary Seeks 2019 Funding, Highlights Cost-Saving Successes

Judiciary Seeks 2019 Funding, Highlights Cost-Saving Successes

Representatives of the federal Judiciary today asked Congress to provide $7.22 billion in fiscal year 2019 to fund continuing operations of the judicial branch. The request includes funding to sustain cybersecurity initiatives and ensure sufficient security at federal courthouses.
Source: Courts
Judiciary Seeks 2019 Funding, Highlights Cost-Saving Successes

From Courtroom to Classroom: Judges Invest Themselves in Financial Literacy

From Courtroom to Classroom: Judges Invest Themselves in Financial Literacy

April is Financial Literacy Month, and bankruptcy courts across the country are doing what they can to foster greater awareness of the benefits of informed personal-finance planning and decision-making.
Source: Courts
From Courtroom to Classroom: Judges Invest Themselves in Financial Literacy

Jurors, Defense Lawyers Receive Rate Increases; Funding Approved for 3 Courthouses

Jurors, Defense Lawyers Receive Rate Increases; Funding Approved for 3 Courthouses

The daily fee paid to federal jurors will increase for the first time since 1990, private attorneys appointed to represent indigents will receive an hourly rate increase, and the General Services Administration will get $437 million to build three urgently needed courthouse projects, as a result of funding included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.
Source: Courts
Jurors, Defense Lawyers Receive Rate Increases; Funding Approved for 3 Courthouses

Judicial Conference Receives Status Report on Workplace Conduct Review

Judicial Conference Receives Status Report on Workplace Conduct Review

Nearly 20 reforms and improvements have been implemented or are under development to help address workplace conduct concerns in the federal judiciary, James C. Duff, Chair of the Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group, reported today at the biannual meeting of the Judicial Conference.
Source: Courts
Judicial Conference Receives Status Report on Workplace Conduct Review

AO Publishes Annual Report and Court Statistics

AO Publishes Annual Report and Court Statistics

The Judiciary confronted many challenges in 2017 that reinforced the importance and value of court employees working together through “a coordinated and unified approach.” That was the message from James C. Duff, the director of the Administrative Office on the U.S. Courts, in his annual report on the activities and the state of business of the U.S. courts published today.
Source: Courts
AO Publishes Annual Report and Court Statistics