passage of the CJRA
was accompanied by a law enforcement directive
adopt a plan to address the expense and delay of litigation; the CJRA
A multidisciplinary team decision-making process will be the vehicle for bringing together actuarial risk assessment (CJRA
), individualized case planning, targeted interventions to risk/need, motivational interviewing and the use of evidence-based programs.
1995) (holding that the offer of judgment provision of the Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan for the Eastern District of Texas, adopted pursuant to the CJRA
, is inapplicable to citizen suits under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C.
New Rule 26(a)(1) begins by stating, "Except to the extent otherwise stipulated or directed by order or local rule ..." Taking advantage of the discretion granted them, about half of the 94 federal district courts have chosen to opt-out of the mandatory disclosure provisions, according to a survey as of March 1, 1995, by the Research Division of the Federal Judicial Center.(3) But of the 49 districts that have not implemented disclosure, five require initial disclosure under local rules, orders or plans adopted pursuant to the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1991 (CJRA
), 28 U.S.C.
(81.) The CJRA
spawned a number of reforms, including mediation and arbitration in civil cases.
is very fictional - Rose started looking into her first case on the say-so of a letter from a teenager claiming he was innocent of the murder he'd been convicted of.
Environmental plaintiffs must remember that during 1997, Congress is scheduled to decide whether the CJRA
should continue to apply.
Such success has been magnified since the merger with CJRA
. What was created was an agency of unparalleled size and influence in Arkansas.
565, 569 (1997) ("All in all, the CJRA
was an unfortunate rush to judgment on the problems afflicting the federal judicial system and how to solve them."); Steven Flanders, The Unanswered Question: Research on the Effects of the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 Tells Little About How to Mitigate Excessive Cost or Delay, 82 JUDICATURE 55 (1998): Elizabeth Plapinger, Rand Study of Civil Justice Reform Act Sparks Debate, NAT'L L.J., Mar.
Questions such as "Are both agencies strong as separate entities?" and "Are there potential client conflicts?" revealed that a merger between the 72-employee CJRA
and the 30-employee Woods Brothers Agency was possible.