Wednesday, November 14, 2007

FRCP - New! New! New!

This year brings changes to all of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Some of the changes are stylistic, some organizational, and some substantive.

The new rules are here.

For a discussion of the changes, see Michael C. Dorf, Meet the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Same as the Old Rules?, Findlaw, July 18, 2007. (Dorf teaches at Columbia.)

A little video by the authors (a law professor and a practitioner) of the Federal Civil Rules Handbook (KF8816 .A194 at Reference Area) is here. The 2007 edition came in December 2006; we're expecting the 2008 edition soon, and it promises to have analysis of all the changes.

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