Pilot Program Introduces Protocols for Employment Cases

In November 2011, Initial Discovery Protocols for Employment Cases Alleging Adverse Action were approved by the Civil Rules Advisory Committee for implementation in pilot projects across the nation. The Protocols were developed by a diverse group of employment lawyers, with assistance from IAALS. 

In the latest edition of The Third Branch, Judge John Koeltl of the Southern District of New York, who led the nationwide committee of lawyers, said: 

It took over a year of really intensive work by both plaintiff and defendant lawyers to craft a set of realistic protocols. They should cut several months off the typical case and make the litigation process efficient for both sides.

The Federal Judicial Center will be evaluating the pilot project.