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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Update: Understand New Rules, Standards, and Disclosure Requirements

OnDemand Webinar (66 minutes)

Ensure you are up to date on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.The most recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were a milestone in pleading and discovery practice. It changed the landscape of how judges and litigators use the rules to secure a just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every proceeding (See Rule 1, Fed.R.Civ.P.). This topic will focus on how you can use the 2015 Rules of Civil Procedure to improve your case management by front-loading your case and using early case management to your advantage. You will receive an overview of the amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, and 37. You will be able to use the emphasis on cooperation to your advantage to move the case forward, gain new insights into the rule of proportionality, and understand your and your client's responsibilities to preserve ESI.


Dennis I. Wilenchik, Esq., Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C.


Overview of the History of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Background for Recent Major 2015 Changes

• History of the Rules Amendments From 1928 to Present

• Areas of Improvement Under the 2015 Amendments and the Goals of the Amendment

Purpose and Cooperation-Rule 1

Early and Active Case Management-Rules 4, 16, and 26

Tailoring Discovery and Proportionality-Rules 26, 30, 31, 33, and 34

Production Obligations, Objections and Rolling Productions-Rule 34

Preservation and Loss of ESI-Rule 37

Overview of Recent Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

• 2016 Amendments

• 2017 Amendment

• 2018 Amendments

• 2019 Amendments