James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center

James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center


Western Alliance Bank - Founding Patron (2020-2021)
Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. - Premier Patron (2020-21)

The mission of the James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center is to provide federal and state judges, court administrators, lawyers, and public policymakers comprehensive information about complex litigation in the United States and alternative methods for managing such cases fairly and efficiently. The Humphreys Complex Litigation Center seeks to educate both the legal and lay community about the key policy questions presented by complex litigation by sponsoring seminars, symposia, conferences, innovative courses, and public lectures. The center also will pursue its mission by supporting legal and empirical research into the causes of complex litigation, the proper management of such litigation, and effective methods for settling such cases or resolving the cases through various alternative dispute resolution systems such as arbitration or mediation. The center is embarking on an ambitious program holding several major bench-bar-academy conferences annually. Please contact us at  [email protected].

The center is proud to announce the release of Inclusivity and Excellence: Guidelines and Best Practices for Judges Appointing Lawyers to Leadership Positions in MDL and Class-Action Litigation. This guidance represents a major step forward not only in promoting inclusivity in judicial appointments of lawyers to leadership positions but in the profession's awareness of an endemic problem. More information as well as the document and a list of 95 law firms and 14 bar organizations and companies who support the Inclusivity Guideline and Best Practices as founding signatories are contained in the press release here. The center will be accepting additional signatories until April 1, 2022.  Please submit your request to be added as a signatory to Roger Trangsrud at [email protected]


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