Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26

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Time
1 hour 49 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
2
Video Transcription
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less than 7.2 is on federal rules of Civil Procedure Number 26.
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In this video, we're going to discuss this rule in depth.
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Rule 26 is the standard rule governing
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on the civil side
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preparation and the stages that occur prior to actually testifying in court.
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What
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Rule 26
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outlines, in addition to basic discovery rules and what's known as
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the duty to disclose rule. In addition, lays out the fact that depositions of an expert can be taken
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if they're going to be testifying
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discusses the fact that there is protection for draft reports or disclosures that have occurred prior. To try a little
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discusses
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preparation and protection of communications between the parties, attorney and expert witnesses
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and
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talks about designating an expert who's employed on Lee for trial preparation
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and then also designates the duty to disclose the amount of payment that has been
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received by an expert
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in this rule is what's known as three work product doctrine that we'll talk about here in a very little bit.
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But basically the work product doctrine allows that the work that's being done in preparation of trial
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and any communications between the lawyer and the expert witness are considered to be protected and considered to be privileged.
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It also
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Rule 26 also allows and discloses the rules for claiming privilege or protecting trial preparation materials.
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In this video, we covered Rule 26 of the civil procedure.
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