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Parent Processing of Documents September 12, 1946
Date December 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 3
Folder General Memorandums and Reports from September 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
MEMORANDUM TO STAFF FROM: Eugene D. Williams RE: Processing of Documents DATE: 12 September 1946 A critical situation in the document translation processing has been reached, as a result of which it is only with extreme difficulty that documents are ready in time for filing for introduction in court. This crisis is in large measure due to the failure of attorneys to understand and appreciate the problems involved in translation and reproduction and to cooperate with those in charge of that work. In order that unnecessary confusion may in the future be avoided, the translation and document divisions have been directed not to process any documents other than such as appears on the definitive list provided for each subject unless such processing receives my personal approval in writing. Your attention is directed tot eh fact that efforts of individual attorneys to bring about changes in processing and substitution of documents while in the courts of processing have caused and are causing confusion and delay in many cases not justified by the end sought. It is, therefore, required that all applications for any changes in processing should be made through me and not to the individuals who are actually doing the processing. EUGENE D. WILLIAMS