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104 STAT. 5090 PUBLIC LAW 101-650—DEC. 1, 1990 (D) utilization of alternative dispute resolution programs in appropriate cases. (6) Because the increasing volume and complexity of civil and criminal cases imposes increasingly heavy workload burdens on judicial officers, clerks of court, and other court personnel, it is necessary to create an effective administrative structure to ensure ongoing consultation and communication regarding effective litigation management and cost and delay reduction principles and techniques. SEC. 103. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 28, UNITED STATES CODE. (a) CIVIL JUSTICE EXPENSE AND DELAY REDUCTION PLANS. —Title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting after chapter 21 the following new chapter: "CHAPTER 23—CIVIL JUSTICE EXPENSE AND DELAY REDUCTION PLANS "Sec. "471. Requirement for a district court civil justice expense and delay reduction plan. "472. Development and implementation of a civil justice expense and delay reduction plan. "473. Content of civil justice expense and delay reduction plans. "474. Review of district court action. "475. Periodic district court assessment. "476. Enhancement of judicial information dissemination. "477. Model civil justice expense and delay reduction plan. "478. Advisory groups. "479. Information on litigation management and cost and delay reduction. "480. Training programs. "481. Automated case information. "482. Definitions. "§ 471. Requirement for a district court civil justice expense and delay reduction plan "There shall be implemented by each United States district court, in accordance with this title, a civil justice expense and delay reduction plan. The plan may be a plan developed by such district court or a model plan developed by the Judicial Conference of the United States. The purposes of each plan are to facilitate deliberate adjudication of civil cases on the merits, monitor discovery, improve litigation management, and ensure just, speedy, and inexpensive resolutions of civil disputes. "§ 472. Development and implementation of a civil justice expense and delay reduction plan "(a) The civil justice expense and delay reduction plan implemented by a district court shall be developed or selected, as the case may be, after consideration of the recommendations of an advisory group appointed in accordance with section 478 of this title. Reports. "Qo) The advisory group of a United States district court shall submit to the court a report, which shall be made available to the public and which shall include— "(1) an assessment of the matters referred to in subsection (c)(1); "(2) the basis for its recommendation that the district court develop a plan or select a model plan; "(3) recommended measures, rules and programs; and