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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Update: Understand New Rules, Standards, and Disclosure Requirements


Ensure you are up to date on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

The most recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were a milestone in pleading and discovery practice. It changed the landscape of how judges and litigators use the rules to secure a just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every proceeding (See Rule 1, Fed.R.Civ.P.). This topic will focus on how you can use the 2015 Rules of Civil Procedure to improve your case management by front-loading your case and using early case management to your advantage. You will receive an overview of the amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, and 37. You will be able to use the emphasis on cooperation to your advantage to move the case forward, gain new insights into the rule of proportionality, and understand your and your client's responsibilities to preserve ESI.



Dennis I. Wilenchik, Esq.

Dennis I. Wilenchik, Esq.

Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C.

  • Managing partner at Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C., Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1991
  • Focused on trial work for more than 40 years and has tried hundreds of cases, both civil and criminal, for many high-profile individuals, companies, politicians and government entities, and officials
  • Practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate and business
  • Nationally certified civil trial advocate for over 30 years with the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a member of various American Bar Association committees, including the Trial Practice and Evidence Committees
  • Spoken at numerous seminars on trials and evidence, e-discovery, admissibility of email and Internet evidence, the rules of civil procedure and their impact on electronically stored information, the importance of deposition summaries in trial preparation, and other trial preparation courses
  • Rated as a Super Lawyer by Thomson-Reuters, achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory┬«, a member of AZ Finest Lawyers, a Lawyer of Distinction, and has been voted Best Trial Lawyer in Arizona Foothills Magazine three years in a row
  • Licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Arizona and Texas, the state of New York, the United States Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Licensed to practice in Arizona, Texas, New York, and the District of Columbia
  • J.D. degree, South Texas College of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Brooklyn College of the City University, New York
  • Can be contacted at 602-606-2810, [email protected], or [email protected]

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