The most recent round of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure took effect on December 1, 2015. Heralded by some as indicative of a sea of change in federal practice, and dismissed by others as much ado about nothing, the import of the 2015 amendments is just beginning to manifest itself in real-world case applications. Chief Justice Roberts noted in his 2015 year-end report on the federal court system that “[t]he amendments may not look like a big deal at first glance, but they are.” Whether his assessment is confirmed in practice, however, remains to be seen.
In this program, attorneys Jennifer H. Rearden and Gabriel Herrmann of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP summarize the key components of the 2015 rule amendments and assess the earliest indications regarding their impact on the conduct of litigation in the federal courts.
I. Understand the import of Rule 1’s “cooperation” amendment
II. Evaluate the scope of 2015’s proportionality amendments and the standards governing proportionality under the amended rules
III. Summarize the recent case-management amendments and consider their practical implications
IV. Review amended Rule 37’s new provisions governing preservation of electronically stored information
V. Identify any early trends in the implementation of the 2015 amendments
Well done and easy to understand
Don't do much federal practice but this program helped direct me regarding some substantive changes.
Very nicely done. Thank you.
I put off watching this program because I thought it would be boring, but the presenters got me involved. Excellent.
Very useful presentation
Very substantive and meaty. Covered a lot of intensive information thoroughly yet concisely.
They both did an excellent job.
I enjoyed having two presenters clarifying points as they listened to the other's presentation.
Very good presentation of the Federal Rules.
good overview of changes.
Best researched program I've ever seen on lawline.
Outstanding presentation by knowledgeable attorneys.
It was a well organized and informative program considering it is a pretty dry topic.
Excellent job of combining text of changes with Official Comments and case history to show practical effects of changes and remaining issues in implementing proportionality. I also learned about a couple of changes I had been unaware of
Actually was a useful course.
Good job pulling together a lot of material.
So far this was one of the most practical and useful CLE courses I have listened to.
Good and thorough presentation of new FRCP Rules and practical applications.
Good job - a corporate slant, but very informational.
Exactly what I want from CLE.
Excellent presenters and substance!
Very well done.
Very good written materials. Good presentation.
Excellent discussion of Rule 26 and Rule 37, but at the same time, pointing out the unknowns regarding interpretation and enforcement by the District Courts!!!
Great summary of the revisions to the FRCP
Well done, very knowledgeable instruction about the evolution of the amended rules discussed and the themes regarding the changes that have gone into effect.
In many instances the speaker read the material to the audience.
The speakers spoke clearly, and the quality of the recording was excellent.
Well presented course.
Very useful course; written materials helpful.
very helpful thanks