Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Submitted to Standing Committee

On May 27, 2005, the Civil Rules Advisory Committee submitted to the Standing Committee on the Rules of Practice and Procedure a comprehensive package of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure addressing discovery of electronically stored information, including revisions of Rules 16, 26, 33, 34, 37, and 45, as well as Form 35. The submission can be found here.

The Standing Committee will consider the proposals at its June 15-16, 2005 meeting. If all the remaining steps of the process proceed on schedule, the rules amendments would go into effect in December 2006.

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