Thirty-four Early Implementation District Courts have recently taken steps to implement the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 by issuing civil justice plans premised on reports that their advisory groups assembled. An important component of this unprecedented nationwide examination of the condition of the federal trial courts has now moved to the phase in which circuit committees and the Judicial Conference will review the reports and the plans. If the national experiment in reform of the civil justice system is to reduce expense and delay in civil litigation, the circuit committees and the Judicial Conference must completely and carefully evaluate the reports and the plans developed and make appropriate suggestions for change.
Carl Tobias, Judicial Oversight of Civil Justice Reform, 140 F.R.D. 49 (1992)