University of Denver

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


The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) Task Force on Discovery was appointed in June of 2007 by President David Beck to work jointly with the IAALS to explore problems associated with discovery. After extensive discussion, the Task Force and IAALS decided to administer a survey of ACTL’s Fellows to create a data base for further study. The survey grew out of an understanding that the decision-makers could not implement change based purely on anecdotal information and the perception that since the time similar surveys had been conducted by the RAND Corporation and others, the  dynamics of litigation have changed. This Report describes the survey's results.

The Interim Report preceded the Final Report.