Over 2,500 Guides and Local Rules Updated

While we are still early in the year, 2020 has already brought many changes to court rules. In fact, over two-thousand guides and citations have been updated since January 1st. Whether you are filing in the California Superior Courts, New York’s Supreme Courts or in any number of jurisdictions in between, SmartRules keeps you up … Read more


The rise of E-discovery has engendered a separate body of Electronic Discovery law from select specialized high profile cases to becoming an integral part of routine civil and criminal litigation.

Electronic Discovery Rules Simplified

In 2006, the United States Supreme Court amended the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to reflect a pivotal change in discovery:  a classification for electronic records. While initially propelled from the rise of instant messages and word processed documents, today’s realm of “E-Discovery” is a world unto itself where nearly everything and anything not only … Read more

Discovery in Foreign Jurisdictions

  Discovery in foreign jurisdictions has traditionally been problematic, and costly, for all parties involved in litigation, most especially for nonparty witnesses residing in another state. In 2007, the Uniform Law Commission formally addressed this issue with the promulgation the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act. Under this Act, known as UIDDA, litigants from the … Read more