Criminal Procedure: New FRCrP 16.1 Will Initiate Sea Change in Pretrial Disclosures

— If Judges, Prosecutors and Defense Bar Take It Seriously

Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16.1 was created because the Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules realized that there was a problem with how and when Rule 16 material is produced. Defense lawyers are often overwhelmed by the production of terabytes of data.