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In a unique program, Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan, Judge Royce C. Lamberth, and Judge Joyce Hens Green of the District Court candidly discussed the special problems they have faced when handling high-profile civil and criminal cases over the years.

With Chief Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the Court of Appeals as moderator, the judges talked about the handling of juries in high-profile cases, the special problems of discovery in international cases, special technology advances in the courtroom, and relations with the press in novel and long-running criminal trials.

The program attracted large numbers of associates and attorneys who filled the Ceremonial Courtroom of the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse on July 22, 2004. Many remained in the Courthouse to enjoy the reception that followed the panel discussion.