Federal Judicial Center Working With Multi-Party Cases (Part 1) Angela Caesar Mobley; Kathleen Farrell; Katherine Gould-Feldman; Richard A. Houck Jr.; Colleen Ligas; Cecelia G. Morris; Judith F. Roberts; Jim Woodward. For some courts, working with multi-party proceedings--criminal and civil cases as well as bankruptcy adversary proceedings--is just another busy day; for others, it's not so common. In both situations, all court units, whether district, bankruptcy, probation or pretrial services, face a growing number of issues that are compounded when proceedings involve more than one plaintiff or defendant: initial appearances; pretrial conferences and discovery; pre-indictment; speedy trial tracking; motion practice; juror management; interpreters; courtroom logistics; exhibits; the media; even storage and office space. Take advantage of this program to master the challenges of adminstering and coodinating multi-party proceedings. See how other courts have dealt with these challenges. Explore the issues through trial phases, as this broad-based program presents effective practices to consider when developing a plan of action for the employees in your court.
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