Iowa Supreme Court is requesting public comment on proposed amendments to the
discovery provisions in the Iowa Rules of
Civil Procedure and a proposed new rule allowing for streamlined and
expedited civil actions for cases involving $75,000 or less in money damages.
proposals are an outgrowth of the work of the Iowa Civil Justice Reform Task
Force, which produced a report in early 2012 that recommended changes to
discovery processes as well as consideration of a separate track for civil
cases falling below a threshold dollar value. A committee was formed in the
fall of 2012, to implement these recommendations.
Ultimately, the committee developed and recommended a set of changes to the
existing discovery rules as well as a proposed new rule authorizing streamlined
and expedited case procedures for actions involving $75,000 or less in money
damages. The supreme court has reviewed
these proposals. The court has now decided to solicit comments from the public
on the proposals.
proposal has the potential to impact civil litigation more significantly
than any rule or legislative change the legal profession has seen in
decades. The proposed rules, if enacted, would significantly change
how lawsuits are tried in Iowa.
This webinar, led by
three members of the advisory committee that developed these new rules, is
intended to familiarize the practitioner with the court's proposals.
During this webinar, there will be opportunities for questioning and an interchange of ideas.
You cannot afford to miss out on this very important webinar!
Justice Edward Mansfield, Iowa Supreme Court
Gregory Lederer, Lederer Weston & Craig PLC
Karla Shea, McCoy Riley Shea & Bevel PLC
CLE CREDIT (pending)
1 hour of state CLE
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Non-ISBA Members - $70
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