[No CEs] A recent change in the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 has
implications for the rehabilitation expert in terms of preparing for a
deposition or trial. The discovery process under this rule protects
draft reports and work products during discovery, but also has
implications of how a rehabilitation will work with a hiring attorney.
The respective role functions of both professionals would need to be
clarified in terms of expectations and ethical practice.
- Explain the revisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 which addresses the issue of discoverable materials
- Describe how the revised Rule 26 will relate to the Daubert trilogy rulings, and related federal rules
- Assess how the relationship between the hiring attorney and the evolving role of the rehabilitation expert.
Timothy Field, PhD, CRC
Kent Jayne, MS, ABVE, CRC, CLCP