Hello “Proportionality,” Goodbye “Reasonably Calculated”: Reinventing Case Management and Discovery Under the 2015 Civil Rules Amendments

Presented by: the ABA Section of Litigation & Duke Law

Join us in Seattle on April 29, 2016

The most significant changes to discovery and case management practices in more than a decade, the 2015 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 16, 26, 34 and 37, took effect on December 1, 2015. The American Bar Association Section of Litigation and the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies are jointly presenting this unprecedented, 18-city series of dialogues, led by national thought leaders and including local judges, magistrates, and top practitioners in each city. 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.

Based on local requests, this popular program has been expanded from the original 13-city tour to 18. Each three-hour program features leaders from the Rules amendment process, who walk the audience through the Amendments and their implications for civil litigation. Spirited panel discussions among local District Court Judges, Magistrate Judges, and leading litigators then explore the Amendments’ practical discovery implications and best practices for case management under the amended Rules. Each program’s attendees discuss application of the new rules to a variety of hypothetical cases and leave with a toolbox of techniques for putting the Amendments into practice.

Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal
, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Past Chair, U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Prof. Steven S. Gensler, The University of Oklahoma College of Law, Past Member, Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

Jason P. Amala, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, Hon. John C. Coughenour, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Hon. James P. Donohue, United States Magistrate Judge, Parker C. Folse, III, Susman Godfrey, LLP, Hon. Robert S. Lasnik, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Jonathan Palmer, Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Microsoft Corporation, Hon. Benjamin H. Settle, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Sheryl J. Willert, Williams Kastner & Gibbs PLLC

Regional Chairs:
Martha J. Dawson, K&L Gates LLP, Rudy A. Englund, Lane Powell PC, P. Arley Harrel, Williams Kastner & Gibbs PLLC, Michelle Peterson, Michelle Peterson Law PLLC

National Chairs:
Michele D. Hangley
, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Beth L. Kaufman, Schoeman Updike & Kaufman LLP

Join us in the following city / one of 18:

Seattle April 29, 2016, 9:00 am United States District Court for the Western District of Washington 700 Stewart Street 19th Floor

Presented with the support of the Local Rules Committee for the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington

Click HERE to listen to a Podcast about the Roadshow.

Clich HERE to Learn More and to Register.

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