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This report is an inventory of state and local trial court procedures to reduce pretrial delay of civil cases. It lists and describes techniques employed by the courts to combat pretrial delay in all 50 state court systems, as reported by court administrators at both the state and metropolitan levels. It includes observations by court officials on how much the measures adopted have really changed the prior situation, and what problems, if any, have arisen. The report describes how the procedures operate and also raises implementation issues for consideration by courts planning to adopt such techniques.

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