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Trial lawyers try cases. The American College of Trial Lawyers, founded in 1950, recognizes and honors those trial lawyers in the United States and Canada, who are the very best. They come from every facet of the trial bar: plaintiffs’ lawyers and defense lawyers, prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers. And they try every kind of case...READ MORE
Spring 2015 General Committee Reports
Twice a year the College's General Committee Chairs report on their activities to the Board of Regents. Click to read summaries of the reports and then jump to the full reports for more information.
The College's Federal Civil Procedure Committee has provided the following documents for review by Fellows.
Summary: The committee proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and received candid comments from guest U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke. The proposed amendments are now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The committee also discussed U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett's order dated July 28, 2014, in The Security National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa v. Abbott Laboratories.
Memo from the Honorable David G. Campbell, U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona, Chair of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee
Summary: A memo dated Dec. 2, 2014 from Judge Campbell regarding the Oct. 30, 2014 Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee meeting at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Summary: A memo entitled "The Civil Rules Package as Approved by the Judicial Conference," dated September 2014 by Thomas Y. Allman, a former General Counsel and Chair Emeritus of the Sedona Conference WG 1 on E-Discovery and the E-Discovery Committee of Lawyers for Civil Justice.
Summary: The trial where U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Western Division, imposed an unusual sanction based upon certain counsel's conduct at a deposition in the case.
Summary: An article by Past President Robert L. Byman which was published August 25, 2014 in the National Law Journal.
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