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Blog Posts by Brittany Kauffman

The Civil Rules Advisory Committee: Beyond the 2015 Federal Rule Amendments

Brittany Kauffman
On December 1, 2015, the long awaited amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect, including changes focused on cooperation, active judicial case management, proportionality in discovery, and preservation/sanctions. Proving that work continues following this momentous effort, the Civil Rules...

One Step Closer to Creating the Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive Courts of Tomorrow

Brittany Kauffman
Last Thursday and Friday, February 25 and 26, IAALS hosted its Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit , focused on creating the just, speedy, and inexpensive courts of tomorrow. The goal of the Summit was to bring together federal and state court judges, court administrators, attorneys on both sides of the “v”, academics...

NCSC Report on the Landscape of Civil Litigation Informs CCJ Committee Efforts

Brittany Kauffman
Recently, IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis and I met with the other members and staff of the Conference of Chief Justices Civil Justice Improvements Committee for its fourth plenary meeting in Washington, D.C. The committee is evaluating civil justice improvement efforts around the country and developing...