Electronic Discovery in Federal Court
In this three CLE hour presentation, Professor Connors discusses the December 1, 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which specifically address the discovery of electronically stored information. The program reviews all of the changes to the following rules: Rule 16. Pretrial Conferences; Scheduling; Management ; Rule 26. General Provisions Governing Discovery; Duty of Disclosure; Rule 33. Interrogatories to Parties; Rule 34. Production of Documents, Electronically Stored Information, and Things and Entry Upon Land for Inspection and Other Purposes; Rule 37. Failure to Make Disclosures or Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions; Rule 45. Subpoena; and Form 35. Report of Parties’ Planning Meeting. The program also includes a discussion of federal caselaw interpreting the rules. Finally, Professor Connors discusses the status of electronic disclosure in New York State courts, including caselaw that has applied the principles of the new federal rules in state actions.
Patrick M. Connors, Esq.
Patrick M. Connors is an Assistant Professor of Law at Albany Law School where he teaches New York Practice, Legal Ethics, a seminar in Professional Responsibility and Introduction to Civil Procedure. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law where he taught Professional Responsibility from 1991 to 1999. He received his B.A. degree from Georgetown University and his J.D. degree from St. John’s Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review and research assistant to Professor David D. Siegel.