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 Day 1: Your First Five Questions (times four): A Practical Guide to the Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Proportionality, by Karin Scholz Jenson, Gary Levin, Robert J. Tucker, James A. Sherer and Jonathan Forman, Discovery Advocate Blog


If you do not fully comprehend the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, you are not alone. We will learn more as district and circuit courts rule on cases affected by these amendments.

Please note the hyperlink under the “Conference Commentary” button to see the Summary of The Report of The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, which will also assist you. -CCE

The current amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure—and, in particular, those that address the practice of civil discovery—are the product of five years of development, debate, and, of course, dialogue. Now that the Rules are set to be implemented on December 1, 2015 – and they apply to pending cases where ‘just and practicable’ — the focus among attorneys and their clients has changed from what the Rules should say to how they should work . . . .