May 28, 2022

Legal Research: Federal Judicial Center Unveils Revamped Site and Interactive Research Tools


2017-04-04_13-55-53The website has been upgraded on several fronts. It is fully mobile for the first time, allowing users to get what they need on their cell phones or iPads in addition to computers and laptops. The content is more interactive. For example, researchers can conduct custom searches of databases of court case data or Judiciary demographics, which in some instances can also be downloaded.


The Federal Judicial History section has long been popular with the website’s users, and it has gotten a major refurbishing. For example, users can easily locate the number of federal judges appointed by past presidents. A timeline section allows users to traipse through history to learn about major developments in case law and judicial administration.

Direct to Federal Judicial Center (FJC) Website

Direct to FJC Research Tools

Direct to FJC Integrated Database

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