On the Road

ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Update Tour

Fenwick & West civil practitioner Laurence Pulgram and Schoeman Updike & Kaufman complex litigator Beth Kaufman stop by to discuss amendments that were made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in this Special Report. In 2010, at a symposium at Duke University, rule amendments to improve civil litigation were proposed and over 2,300 individuals provided input on these changes during the public comments period. On April 29th, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court approved and submitted to Congress the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and these amendments took effect on December 1, 2015. However, many lawyers are not aware of these changes. Beth and Laurence, along with The Digital Edge host Jim Calloway and Thinking Like A Lawyer host Joe Patrice, sit down to discuss some of the changes and best practices to help you save money and expedite managing your case.

Laurence Pulgram is a civil practitioner for Fenwick & West L.L.P. He is chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and received his artium baccalaureus from Duke University (summa cum laude). Laurence received his J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude).

Beth Kaufman is a complex litigator with Schoeman Updike & Kaufman. She was the president of The National Association of Women Lawyers and was its delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. Beth received her bachelor of arts from Queens College-CUNY (magna cum laude) and her J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law.