The weekly law-related podcast Coast to Coast has done a podcast about new Federal Rule 502, which establishes a new rule of evidence and is expected to reduce litigation costs--
Every lawyer knows the costs of discovery can escalate. Last month on September 19, 2008, President Bush signed Senate Bill 2450 into law, which establishes Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and is effective immediately. This law creates a new rule of evidence limiting certain attorney-client privilege and work product waivers. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, welcome Attorney Robert D. Owen, a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., to take a look at New Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and see how this new rule will affect litigation and litigation costs as well as clients.
There's more about Rule 502 in this article from the National Law Journal: "New Rule 502 to Protect Against Privilege Waiver," by Alvin F. Lindsay. Meanwhile, if you are new to the idea of getting legal information by way of podcasts, take a look at this article by Coast-to-Coast's Robert Ambrogi: "Ten Legal Podcasts to Keep You Informed."
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