Proposed Discovery Rules and Expedited Trials (Webinar)
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Proposed Discovery Rules and Expedited Trials (Webinar)

When: 12/16/2013
12:00 - 1:00PM
Where: Live Webinar
Contact: Christy Cronin

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The 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.

The 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.

This 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
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Gregory Lederer, Lederer Weston & Craig PLC
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Karla Shea, McCoy Riley Shea & Bevel PLC

CLE CREDIT (pending)
1 hour of state CLE

ISBA Members - $40
Non-ISBA Members - $70

Any materials related to this webinar, as well as joining instructions, will be sent via e-mail prior to the event. Please include e-mail address when registering for this event. ISBA members, please make sure we have your most up-to-date e-mail address.