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Rickard CHARLESTON -- For the fifth consecutive year, West Virginia's lawsuit climate has been ranked worst in the nation.
Mazer Moss Four months after a leadership shakeup at the First Judicial District courts, Judge Sandra Mazer Moss reflected on criticism she faced as coordinating judge of Philadelphia's Complex Lititgation Center (CLC).
Wright PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - For years defendants in tort cases have said that Philadelphia's courts are biased, but little in the way of empirical data was available to substantiate the claims.
Cady DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Denver-based Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System is hosting a national conference on appellate judicial performance evaluation next month.
Randall Shepard INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline)- Indiana's chief justice will receive a national award for excellence from the American Judicature Society, the group said.
O'Connor CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has agreed to serve as the honorary chairwoman of West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin's special commission on state courts, his office announced today.
O'Connor CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor may soon lead the way for a reform of West Virginia's judicial system.
Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Wolff. JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri must review its judicial evaluation system and the way it assesses judges' workloads, the chief justice of Missouri's Supreme Court told state lawmakers today.