Connecticut State Rules

Ediscovery Rules

Conn. Practice Book §§ 13-1
Conn. Practice Book §§ 13-2
Conn. Practice Book §§ 13-5
Conn. Practice Book §§ 13-9
Conn. Practice Book §§ 13-10
Conn. Practice Book §§ 13-14
Conn. Practice Book §§ 13-33

Activity with Regards to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments

Connecticut adopted ediscovery amendments to the Connecticut Practice Book in 2012 and 2014. ESI is defined in § 13-1(5). § 13-2 provides guidelines for discovery requests, and allows discovery that is "not privileged...which [is] within the knowledge, possession or power of the party or person to whom the discovery is addressed." § 13-5 contains proportionality factors to be used in the discovery of ESI that are akin to the ones in the 2015 amendments of FRCP 26(b)(1).

§ 13-14 is simlar to the 2006 FRCP 37(e), which requires that sanctions not be imposed for ESI that is "lost as the result of the routine, good-faith operation of a system or process in the absence of a showing of intentional actions designed to avoid known preservation obligations."

In 2013, Connecticut amended Rule 1.1 of the Superior Court Rules of Professional Conduct to include competence of technology as an ethical requirement. The rule now states, "To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology. . . ."

Useful Link(s)

Connecticut Practice Book:
http://www.jud.ct.gov/publications/PracticeBook/PB.pdf

Adoption of Revisons to the Connecticut Practice Book:
http://www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/PracticeBook/pblj_7802_071216.pdf

Practice Book Revisions Superior Court Rules,
Rules of Professional Conduct: http://www.jud.state.ct.us/Publications/PracticeBook/Old/pblj_071613.pdf

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