FJC Information – Federal Judicial Center



The Federal Judicial Center (FJC) operates within the federal judicial system and assists with research and education. Some of the FJC's duties include conducting continuing education for federal judges and court employees; conducting federal judicial history studies; conducting research on federal court practices and judicial procedures; and providing advice and information with an aim of aiding and improving the administration of foreign courts.

The FJC is broken into five offices and divisions: the Director's Office, Educational Division, Research Division, Federal Judicial History Office, and International Judicial Relations Office.

The Director's Office manages the FJC and coordinates its relationship with other organizations. Contained within the Director's Office are smaller offices responsible for support functions such as producing and distributing publications and providing technical support for research and education. The Education Division produces educational programs and resources for court personnel and judges. These educational programs and resources include webinars, in-person seminars, manuals, and other printed publications. The FJC's Research Division researches court management, sentencing and sentencing consequences, and the federal judicial process. The Federal Judicial History Office assists federal courts with their history programs and develops its own programs related to the history of the U.S. judicial branch. The International Judicial Relations Office gathers and distributes information about foreign judicial systems to aid the FJC and also provides information on the U.S. federal judicial system to similar foreign bodies.

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