Introduction to the Federal Rules

1 hour

This course provides an overview of the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure made in 2006 and 2015 and how they changed the processes and practices related to discovery of electronic data. The faculty discusses the origin of the rules, their practical applications, and their effects moving forward. NOTE: This course was recorded before the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were adopted on December 1, 2015, but the faculty still discusses the recent changes.

Class Outline:
  • Introduction to the Federal Rules 1 hour
    • The Faculty
    • The 2006 Amendments
    • Rule 16 Conference
    • Rule 26(f) Conference
    • Rule 26(b)(2)(B)
    • Rule 26(b)(2)(C)
    • Rule 26(b)(5(B)
    • 2015 Amendments to Rule 26
    • Rule 34
    • Rule 37(e) & Sanctions
    • Rule 45
Class Readings:
  • Cummings v. Gen. Motors Corp..PDF
  • Estate of David Rubinstein v. United States.pdf
  • Food Lion, Inc. v. United Food & Commercial Workers Int’l Union.PDF
  • Goldman v. United States.PDF
  • Krulewitch v. United States.PDF
  • Malautea v. Suzuki Motor Co..PDF
  • Mancia v. Mayflower Textile Servs. Co..pdf
  • Pellico v. Jackson.PDF
  • Sempier v. Johnson & Higgins.PDF
  • Stone v. Proctor.PDF
  • Stoudenmeier v. Williamson.PDF
  • United States v. Abel.PDF
  • United States v. Brooks.PDF
  • United States v. Doe.PDF
  • United States v. Marji.PDF
  • United States v. Rayborn.PDF
  • United States v. Romero.PDF
  • United States v. West.PDF
  • Victor Stanley, Inc. v. Creative Pipe, Inc..pdf
  • Wilson v. Volkswagon of Am., Inc..PDF
  • Introduction to the Federal Rules.pdf
Course Comments
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Susan Cruise   |   08/29/2017

Very good.

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Catherine Hendricks   |   07/28/2017

Excellent introduction to the federal rules in this area.

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Nels Johnson   |   05/16/2017

This module is very high quality. The presenters are clear and thorough and the material is presented in an engaging and thought-provoking manner.

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Robin Rickett   |   04/03/2017

Very informative.

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Judith Evans   |   06/15/2016

Really appreciate the thorough treatment of the 2015 FRCP amendments.

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leallan estrem   |   05/13/2016

Really thought the coverage on 37 e and sanctions was well done and reflected what we should be seeing in this area. One item I would like to see corrected in the coursse is reflect that it is now past 2015 and the amended rules are now in place.

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Barath Rajagopalan Jayaraman   |   04/30/2016

A highly relevant lecture regarding the most important rules and sections under the FRCP

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Jamie Chuck   |   04/22/2016

An excellent discussion of the intermingling of theory and practice under the 2015 FRCP amendments.

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Jake Maslov   |   04/20/2016

A very informative summary of the relevant FRCP delivered in a clear and concise manner. Thank you!

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Lee Holcomb   |   04/19/2016

Interesting to see the new rules going into play across the country. Was a hot topic at the Sedona Conference WG-1 meeting last week.

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