Monday, 10 May 2010
Webcast from conference on civil litigation in federal courts
A two-day conference on civil litigation in federal courts, sponsored by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and conducted at the Duke University School of Law, will be streamed live over the Internet this week, starting 8:15 a.m. Monday, May 10. The purpose of the 2 day conference is to explore the current costs of civil litigation, particularly discovery, and to discuss possible solutions. The Conference will rely on new empirical research done by the Federal Judicial Center to assess the degree of satisfaction with the performance of the present system and the suggestions of lawyers as to how the system can be improved. This research will be supplemented by additional empirical data. A major portion of the Conference will be devoted to an assessment and discussion of the empirical research.