“Restyled” Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Take Effect Today

The new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure go into effect today. Previous posts (here, here and here) have linked to articles about whether the changes, intended merely to “restyle” the rules without substantively changing them, will accomplish that purpose. I guess we’ll find out soon enough if they don’t.

In the meantime, AbsTracked has a post with some useful links regarding the changes, including an advisory committee report and a change comparison chart.

Thanks to Legal Writing Prof Blog for the link.