Case Management

Today, judges and lawyers alike recognize that active judicial management is an essential element in moving a case fairly, efficiently, and economically through the process. In fact, active judicial management has become an important tool in combatting the problems of excessive cost and delay in civil litigation. 

Despite the understanding that case management is important, judges across the country struggle with high numbers of cases and ever-diminishing resources. Thus, efficient judicial management, tailored to the needs of the case, is more important than ever. 

Through the Rule One Initiative, IAALS is contributing to the national conversation and making recommendations regarding successful case management practices. 

This report is the culmination of a joint project between IAALS and the American College of Trial Lawyers, which involved interviewing nearly 30...
This Guide provides the tools for any interested federal judge to make a quick, initial assessment of the status of his or her civil case docket to...
This report is intended to help jurisdictions interested in streamlining court practices and procedures to achieve greater efficiency.