Amending the Federal eDiscovery Rules: Getting Ready for Portland – What’s Next in the Amendment Process
Thursday, February 27, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Understanding amendments to and enactments of new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their likely impacts is of critical importance to in-house and retained counsel, private or governmental, who counsel their clients on and litigate about any or all of the topics. That understanding is even more critical for entities that litigate, either as a plaintiff or a defendant or both, in multiple federal judicial districts and courts of appeals.
This next installment of Bloomberg BNA’s extensive coverage of the process and substance of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will focus on electronic discovery issues. Not only will this program update attendees on the latest testimony and written comments on the proposed amendments, but it will highlight new developments in case law that are illustrative of reasons why rule amendments might further the goal of Rule 1, namely, “the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.”
- Gain updated knowledge of the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the amendment process.
- Understand the concerns expressed by various constituencies about the proposed amendments and how these concerns might be taken into consideration in the amendment process.
- Appreciate what event or events might give rise to a duty to preserve and circumstances under which a failure to comply might lead to the imposition of sanctions.
- Discover how the proposed amendments might affect the scope and conduct of discovery.
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
This program is of importance to any attorney, in house or retained, government or private sector, who advises clients about the duty to preserve or the scope of preservation. Attendance will also benefit attorneys who litigate in the federal or state courts and seek to avoid – or seek – the imposition of sanctions. The program is also essential for anyone who wants to understand the rule amendment process and the status of the proposed amendments.
Program Level: Intermediate-Advanced (General, prior knowledge of the elements of eDiscovery and the proposed rule amendments is assumed.)
Prerequisite: A general understanding of eDiscovery and litigation.
CPE Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Recommended CPE Credit: 1.5 credits
Anticipated CLE Credit: 1.5 credits (may vary based on from which location requested)