The New Framework is the only tool that fully implements the requirements of Rule 26(b)(1) and accounts for the key four proportionality factors, including the “amount in controversy” and “importance of issues at stake” factors. The New Framework includes countless estimates and projections based on the collective experiences of experts who developed it. Developments in technology as well as evolving discovery practices require continual monitoring and maintenance.
The Center is seeking practitioners and other legal experts that would maintain and update the New Framework, including the cost and other discovery estimates. In addition, new models will be considered that address specific types of litigations, e.g., intellectual property, antitrust, and insurance, which would provide more precise estimates and projections than those contained in the generic model.
If you are interested in joining the team, please advise the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Team members can serve as team leaders, drafters of language, editors, and reviewers. Members will be accepted during all phases of the project.