Last month, The George Washington University Law School (GWU) published the public comment version of Discovery Proportionality Model: A New Framework. Now, there’s a GWU webinar on the topic – actually, make that three webinars – with the first one this Thursday!
The first GWU webinar is this Thursday, February 10 at 1pm ET and it’s an overview of the New Framework, the discovery proportionality model, which is out for public comment until March 31, 2022. The New Framework (available here) quantifies the four pertinent Rule 26(b)(1) proportionality factors, so that the parties and judge can more meaningfully evaluate what information is proportional to the needs of the case and is discoverable.
This first GWU webinar will focus on the one-page discovery roadmap, which implements the New Framework. The webinar provides an overview, explains the main purposes, runs through an example, and addresses questions and concerns about the New Framework. I’m excited to be moderating this webinar with panelists including John Rabiej of GWU, Mandi Ross of InsightOptix, Tim Opsitnick of TCDI and Honorable George Hanks (S.D. Texas). You can register for the free GWU webinar here.
Two other webinars are slated for March 10 and March 31. Check the GW Complex Litigation Center for information on subsequent webinars as it becomes available.
The New Framework is a 55-page PDF file that includes the contributions of more than 50 lawyers and experts who drafted the New Framework, which was originally inspired and derived from InsightOptix’s patented EvidenceOptix® software.
Just a reminder that the public comment version of Discovery Proportionality Model: A New Framework will be published for public comment for an eight-week period. You can submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, what do you think? Do you think a framework for proportionality is a good thing for the industry? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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