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Legal Research: Federal Judicial Center

Federal Judicial Center

The Federal Judicial Center is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system. It was established by Congress in 1967 (28 U.S.C. §§ 620-629), on the recommendation of the Judicial Conference of the United States. The many specific statutory duties of the Center and its Board fall into a few broad categories:

    • conducting and promoting research on federal judicial procedures and court operations;
    • conducting and promoting orientation and continuing education and training for federal judges, court employees, and others;
    • conducting and fostering the study and preservation of federal judicial history; and
    • providing information and advice to further improvement in the administration of justice in the courts of foreign countries and inform federal judicial personnel of developments in foreign court systems that could affect their work.