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Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: How They Will Affect the Practice of Federal Litigators

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Registration for this course is now closed.

Intended Audience:

Federal Courts Committee Members may register under "Law Office Staff" for $15. Committee membership will be confirmed at registration 


Non-attorneys (no CLE credit) can attend for FREE, please RSVP to


Location: 2nd floor auditorium

Course ID: C09262013

Number of Sessions: 1

Credits: 2 NJ Credits: 2 General
2 NY MCLE Credits: 2 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional

Course Description:

Federal practitioners will not want to miss this discussion lead by Hon. John Koetl, a member of the Rules Committee and a key person in the rules approval process.

The proposed rule changes, if approved, will affect the practice of federal litigators, almost on a daily basis. Among other things, the Rules Committee has proposed changes to the presumptive time limits and number
of depositions, the number of interrogatories, and the number of requests for admission.  Changes are also proposed for Rule 26(b), which would impose a new proportionality standard for judging the propriety of discovery, taking into account the amount in controversy, the importance of the issues and several other factors.  Changes are also
proposed for the Rule 37(e) "safe harbor" provision for preservation of electronically stored information to a set of presumptive standards for when a court may cure or sanction failure to preserve any evidence, not just electronically stored information.

NOTE: The information coming out of this program may also  play an important role in determining NYCLA's position on the proposed rules changes and the nature of the report that the Federal Rules Committee will write on the topic.




Gregg H. Kanter, Gregg H. Kanter Law Office LLC; Hon. John Koetl, SDNY; Wendy H. Schwartz, Binder & Schwartz

Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA’s Federal Courts Committee


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