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Discovery Guideline Revisions

Discovery Guidelines (pdf) »
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In 1986 the MSBA and the Conference of Circuit Court Judges created a set of Discovery Guidelines to assist practitioners in mitigating and resolving discovery disputes.

Last year, the MSBA's Litigation Section formed a committee to review the current Guidelines and recommend changes to make them more relevant and useful in today’s practice. The committee completed its work this spring. A link to the proposed changes, as well as the committee’s comments, is found below. Copies of these documents can also be found on MDC's website for your convenience.

The Section Council for the MSBA intends to present these proposed changes to the MSBA Board of Governors. If approved, it is the Section Council’s hope and expectation that revised Guidelines will be published in Michie’s 2015 Rules.


MSBA Litigation Section website with links to Discovery Guidelines (pdf) and Article (pdf) by Richard J. Berwanger, Jr and Alice M. Somers “The MSBA’s Updated Answer to Discovery Disputes: Proposed Revisions to the Discovery Guidelines of the MSBA>”

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