- Trial by Agreement: How Trial Lawyers Hold the Key to Improving Jury Trials in Civil Cases (2013)
Stephen Susman and Thomas Melsheimer, 20(3) Voir Dire 2013
Two highly regarded litigators describe ways in which trial lawyers can help improve the management of civil jury trials.
- Short, Summary & Expedited: The Evolution of Civil Jury Trials (2012)
Paula Hannaford-Agor, Nicole Waters, Amy McDowell, Susan Keilitz, Cynthia Lee
Case studies informed by stakeholder interviews and secondary research describe the development and operation of six general jurisdiction summary jury trial programs.
- A Return to Trials: Implementing Effective Short, Summary, and Expedited Civil Action Programs (October 2012)
Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
This report provides an overview of a Short, Summary and Expedited (SSE) program as well as SSE Committee recommendations on implementing and sustaining an SSE program.
- Data Collection: Civil Justice Survey of State Courts
Data from various years (range 1992-2005) provided as part of a systemic evaluation of the nature of civil litigation across the country. Publications using this data can also be found by clicking on the link above.
- Trial Trends and Implications for the Civil Justice System (2005)
Paula Hannaford-Agor, Robert LaFountain, Shauna Strickland
Researchers used data from the 2001 Civil Justice Survey of the State Courts to identify recent trends in civil trials in addition to their causes and possible policy implications.
- An Empirical Overview of Civil Trial Litigation (2005)
Robert LaFountain and Neal Kauder
This articles provides the first synopsis of data gathered in 1992, 1996, and 2001 as part of the Civil Justice Surveys of State Courts. Key findings such as the proportion of jury to bench trials are discussed.
- Supplemental Civil Appeals Survey
As part of the Civil Justice Survey, the National Center for State Courts also gathered information on appellate court practices and procedures across the country. This information is organized both in state profiles and state reports.
Articles resulting from the supplemental study of civil appeals are as follows: