Be up to date on the recent 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. It will give an overview of how the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project is working in Arizona. 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 yours and your client's responsibilities to preserve ESI.
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Overview of the History of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Background for Recent Major 2015 Changes
- History of the Rules Amendments From 1928 to the Present
- Areas of Improvement Under the 2015 Amendments and the Goals of the Amendment
Purpose and Cooperation-Rule 1
Early and Active Case Management-Rules 4, 16, 26
Tailoring Discovery and Proportionality-Rules 26, 30, 31, 33, and 34
Production Obligations, Objections and Rolling Productions-Rule 34
Preservation and Loss of ESI-Rule 37
Overview of Recent Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
- 2016 Amendments
- 2017 Amendment
- 2018 Amendments
- 2019 Amendments
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This course was last revised on April 23, 2019.
Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.
- AK CLE 1.5
- Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
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- Arizona CLE 1.5
- The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
- CA MCLE 1.5
- Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
- HI CLE 1.25
- This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE credit hours.
- IL CLE 1.25
- This course was approved for a total of 1.25 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
- ME CLE 1.0
- This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.0 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
- MN CLE 1.25
- This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 hours of credit.
- MO CLE 1.8
- This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
- MT CLE 1.5
- This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
- NC CLE 1.25
- This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE hours.
- ND CLE 1.5
- North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
- NH MCLE 1.4
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- NM CLE 1.5
- This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
- NV CLE 1.5
- This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
- NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
- This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
- OR CLE 1.5
- Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon.
- PA CLE 1.0
- This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
- RI CLE 1.5
- This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
- UT CLE 1.5
- This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
- VT CLE 1.5
- This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 6 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
- WA CLE 1.5
- This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
- WV MCLE 1.8
- This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
- NALA 1.4
- This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements.
Program Length: 1.4 hour(s).
To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.
Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.
This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.
This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.
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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 in 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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