Expectations of the Court: Rule 16 & 26(f) Conferences

1 hour 9 mins

In this course, two federal judges and a law firm partner discuss the courts’ expectations regarding Rule 16 and Rule 26(f) conferences. The faculty provide thorough explanations of the workings of both rules. They also offer insight into how counsel should approach both types of conferences, and what the courts’ expectations of the parties are in terms of preparation and cooperation.

Class Outline:
  • Expectations of the Court: Rule 16 & 26(f) Conferences 1 hour 9 mins
    • What is a Rule 26(f) Conference?
    • What Should Be Discussed at a Rule 26(f) Conference?
    • Preparing for a Rule 26(f) Conference
    • Initial Disclosures
    • Discovery Liaison
    • Who Should Appear at a Rule 26(f) Conference?
    • Privilege Considerations at a Rule 26(f) Conference
    • Strategies to Speed Up the Discovery Process
    • Discussing Technology & Tools
    • Transparency Obligations
    • Practical Goals & Expectations of a Rule 26(f) Conference
    • What is a Rule 16 Conference?
    • Goals of a Rule 16 Conference
    • 2015 Amendments to Rule 16
    • Who Should Appear at a Rule 16 Conference?
    • The Role of the Judge
    • How Can Counsel Use a Rule 16 Conference to Their Advantage?
    • Expectations of the Court at a Rule 16 Conference
Class Readings:
  • Expectations of the Court - Rule 16 & 26(f) Conferences.pdf
Course Comments
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Charles Becoat   |   05/09/2017

Very informative regarding the importance of transparency and good faith when holding the rule 16 and 26(f) conferences for setting the terms of the case moving forward.

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