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Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program: Navigating the New 2017 Rules and Procedures

Program Number: 2738 Presenter: Megan Lopp Mathias, Esq.

In this important program for in-house and outside counsel and litigators, Megan Mathias provides an overview of recent 2017 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and discusses the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) Program which has commenced in the Northern District of Illinois and the District of Arizona. The MIDP changes, in a significant way, the mandatory disclosures required of parties early in the litigation, and failure to follow the requirements can have major implications for your client.

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Lawyer Use of Social Media: Latest Developments in Ethics Guidelines and Practical Advice

Program Number: 2649 Presenter: Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP

Steve Bennett, Park Jensen Bennett LLP, covers the latest ethical issues and authorities in a lawyer’s use of social media, including: advertising/endorsements; unauthorized practice of law; client/witness contacts via social media; and discovery of social media. Ethics authorities covered include ABA Model Rules 1.1 (competence); 1.8 (conflicts); 5.5 (jurisdiction limits); 7.3 (solicitation); and 7.4 (specialization), as well as Social Media Guidelines of NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section (2015).

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The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure a Year Later: The Latest Decisions and Other Developments

Program Number: 2644 Presenter: Ashley Heintz, Carmen G. McLean, Esq.

Join Carmen McLean and Ashley Heintz of Jones Day as they discuss the impacts of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that took effect on December 1, 2015 on discovery strategies and synthesize the courts’ applications and interpretations of the new rules over the course of the year. Topics include: • what you need to consider in requesting or opposing discovery in light of Rule 26(b)’s new proportionality factors; • whether you are being specific enough in your objections and responses to requests for production under new Rule 34(b); and • what you need to know, and what courts are focusing on, in addressing spoliation under new Rule 37(e).

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Taking and Defending the Corporate Deposition under Rule 30(b)(6)

Program Number: 2634 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. - Of Counsel, Jones Day

Depositions of corporate representatives present unique issues for both the taking and the defending attorney. Join Jones Day partners Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg as they focus on those unique issues, with particular emphasis on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6). Topics include preparing and responding to the notice of deposition, selecting and preparing the witness, the conduct of the deposition, and post deposition procedures to address issues that arise during the course of the deposition.

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Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: What Has Changed and How Courts Are Interpreting the New Rules

Program Number: 2630 Presenter: Thomas Jackson, Esq. - Of Counsel, Jones Day, Mark W. Rasmussen, Esq., Evan P. Singer, Esq.

Join our presenters for this important discussion on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that took effect on December 1, 2015; the recent decisions by the Courts that have interpreted the new rules; and how the new rules are affecting litigation strategies.

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