Federal Judicial Center

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The Federal Judicial Center (FJC) is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system. It was established by the U.S. Congress in 1967 (28 U.S.C. §§ 620-629).

The statutory duties of the Center and its Board are:

  • To conduct and promote orientation and continuing education and training for federal judges, court employees, and others;
  • To develop recommendations about the operation and study of the federal courts;
  • To conduct and promote research on federal judicial procedures, court operations, and history.

The Chief Justice of the United States is the chair of the FJC board. The board also include the director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and seven judges elected by the Judicial Conference. The Board appoints the Center's director and deputy director; the director appoints the Center's staff.


The Director's Office is responsible for the FJC's overall management and its relations with other organizations.

Online information

Video explaining the FJC's programs

The FJC provides an online profile for every federal judge that has ever served in the federal court system in the United States, going back to the federal judges nominated by George Washington.

The profiles provided by the FJC include:

  • The birth/death dates of the judge.
  • Where the judge was educated (college and post-college)
  • How and when the judge was appointed, and to which federal courts.
  • Date of U.S. Senate confirmation.
  • Date of commissioning.
  • How and when the judge ceased his or her service.
  • Ethnicity and gender information.

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