The 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which took effect on December 1, 2015, have ushered in the most significant changes to discovery and case management practices in more than a decade. Chief Justice Roberts devoted his entire 2015 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary to these Amendments, explaining: “The 2015 civil rules amendments are a major stride toward a better federal court system. But they will achieve the goal of Rule 1—‘the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding’—only if the entire legal community, including the bench, bar, and legal academy, step up to the challenge of making real change.”
This groundbreaking half-day program, part of a 13-city national tour, features an in-depth discussion of the Amendments to Rules 16, 26, and 37 and their potential for bringing about “real change.” It will feature national thought leaders, who will walk the audience through the Amendments and their implications, and spirited panel discussions among local District Judges, Magistrate Judges, and leading litigators.
The goal: to further the understanding of the case-management techniques that will help courts and litigants realize the Amendments’ full potential to make discovery more targeted, less expensive, and more effective in achieving justice.