In continuation of the series of essays analyzing and documenting federal civil justice reform, this essay first provides an update on developments in civil justice reform nationally and in the United States District Court of Montana (Montana District). The essay then stresses the continuing work of the Ninth Circuit District Local Rules Review Committee and additional issues relating to case assignments in the Montana District. Finally, the essay takes a glimpse into the future.
Carl Tobias, Contemplating the End of Federal Civil Justice Reform in Montana, 58 Mont. L. Rev. 281 (1997)