University of Denver

Final Report on the Joint Project of the ACTL Task Force on Discovery and IAALS


This report includes a set of 29 proposed Principles that focus on four core areas: pleadings, discovery, experts and judicial management.

It is the culmination of an 18-month collaboration between IAALS and the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) Task Force on Discovery and provides recommendations that may one day underpin reform of the civil rules of procedure in both federal and state court systems.

The Final Report was preceded by an Interim Report, which provides greater detail about a 2008 survey of ACTL Fellows.