Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Fed. Rules of Civil Procedure changes

After a flurry of posting on the lawlib listserv about the changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (see Saturday's Barco 2.0), a helpful post from West noted that they've created a helpful 5-minute video on their website: Major Federal Civil Procedural Rules Changes Effective Dec. 1st, 2007 . In the video, Steven F. Baicker-McKee of Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir in Pittsburgh and Professor William Janssen of the U. of Charleston discuss the dramatic amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and why every major rule and form is changing on December 1, 2007. They are the authors of the Federal Civil Rules Handbook published by West just in time for the rule changes. All the rule changes are in their book, along with all the new forms, annotated commentary, and a "roadmap" at the end of each rule indicating the Style Project changes and the non-stylistic (substantive) changes to the rules.

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