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      Webinar: "Amending the Federal Rules: Intended and Unintended Consequences"

      Nov 25, 2015

      Register to attend this free webinar 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.

      "Amending the Federal Rules: Intended and Unintended Consequences"

      The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will be amended as of December 1, 2015. These Amendments are intended to, among other things, clarify the scope of discovery, emphasize cooperation and proportionality in discovery, and establish a uniform approach to remedies for the loss of electronically stored information (ESI).

      The intent of the Amendments as described above will affect the litigation strategy of every attorney and will require attorneys to “stop and think” when they serve or respond to discovery requests or engage in discovery disputes.  Likewise, a uniform approach to remedies for the loss of ESI should bring predictability for attorneys who have a multistate practice.

      The Amendments are expected to reduce the cost and delay associated with litigation in the United States courts. This should assist parties – individuals, business entities, and government agencies – in deciding whether to litigate and in understanding and monitoring litigation related costs and delays.

      Educational Objectives:

      Recognize the proper scope of discovery under the Amendments

      • Appreciate how the Amendments should promote cooperation between parties and proportionality in discoveryUnderstand the “new” approach to sanctions or remedial measures when ESI is lost
      • Demonstrate that the Amendments may have consequences that go beyond those that are intended

      Who would benefit most from attending this program?

      • Attorneys who practice in the federal courts
      • In-house counsel of corporate entities or government agencies which litigate in the United States courts
      • Corporate managers who are responsible to their governing bodies for litigation
      • Federal judges who must interpret and apply the Amendments as well as their judicial assistants and clerks
      • Legal writers who have – or intend to – write about the effects of the Amendments


      Ronald J. Hedges (moderator) 
      Ronald J. Hedges LLC

      Hon. Craig B. Shaffer 
      United States Magistrate Judge, District of Colorado

      Thomas Y. Allman 
      Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Law

      Kenneth J. Withers 
      The Sedona Conference

      Dena C. Sharp 
      Partner, Girard Gibbs LLP

      Ariana J. Tadler 
      Partner, Milberg LLP

      Register to attend this free webinar 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.


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