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  1. The federal Judiciary has succeeded dramatically in its five-year quest to reduce building space and rental costs, exceeding its original reduction goals by nearly 30 percent.
  2. Jill Langley, director of workplace relations for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has been selected as the federal Judiciary’s first judicial integrity officer.
  3. Judiciary employees from eight federal courts have received the 2018 Director’s Awards, which recognize outstanding performance, innovation and dedication nationwide.
  4. Intercircuit assignments are the Judiciary's in-house solution to combatting heavy caseloads, allowing for judges in one jurisdiction to temporarily volunteer their services in another, helping courts in need.
  5. Bankruptcy filings fell by 2.2 percent for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2018, compared with the year ending September 30, 2017, continuing a series of slight annual declines in new cases.
  6. Throughout October, the Judiciary has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the creation of the magistrate judge system. This short video explains the tremendous impact that magistrate judges have had on the federal Judiciary in the last half century.
  7. A public hearing on the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules will be available by livestream, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Oct. 30, 2018.
  8. In the federal judicial system, recidivism among people on post-conviction supervision is down, and signs of rehabilitation in that population are increasing.
  9. The following federal courthouse in Florida is closed due to the effects of Hurricane Michael. 
  10. A new federal courthouse has been formally unveiled in Mobile, Alabama, featuring improved safety and access for the public and improvements in information technology.
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