Changing Discovery Culture One Step at a Time

The recently proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have generated a lot of optimism that the unreasonable costs and burdens associated with discovery can finally be addressed. However, without a corresponding change in discovery culture by courts, counsel, and clients alike, the proposed rules modifications will likely have little to no effect on the manner in which discovery is conducted today. For a shift in discovery culture to occur, the most important changes must begin with in-house counsel. More than outside counsel or the courts, in-house lawyers can have the greatest impact on decreasing the costs and reducing the delays that are overwhelming discovery. This presentation will detail the key steps that in-house lawyers can take to change the discovery culture of their organizational clients and the likely impact this will have on the discovery process.



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