On December 1, 2023, amendments to Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence took effect. This was welcome news for WLF, which filed comments with the Standing Committee explaining how district courts and circuit courts continue to misapply Rule 702. The proposed amendments clarify some aspects of Rule 702 that would limit the ability of courts to circumvent the rule’s requirements. WLF’s comments also explain how tweaking the proposed amendments would help to eliminate current problems with courts’ application of the rule and prevent further attempts at skirting the rule’s requirements.


WLF comments