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1

What is discovery?

This is the process of gathering information in preparation for trial.

2

What is a case management conference?

This is where parties plan there discovery and limit expert witness.

3

What are depositions?

This is an oral examination of a person/witness/litigant, where you take their testimony.

4

What is a subpoena duces tecum?

This is a request for documents at the deposition. A list of materials that should be brought with the person who is being deposed.

5

Who can you take a deposition in front of?

Notary, judicial officer, court-appointed or person authorized by statutes to take them. Or anyone you stipulate to except parties relative, EE, or lawyer.

6

How do you use a deposition in court?

You use it just like the person is in court and testifying at the time.

7

When can you use a deposition in court?

When the person is dead, withness lives over 100 miles away, age infirmity, can't get them to attend, expert witness,

8

What are interrogatories?

These are written questions to a party in the lawsuit or corporations or government agencies.

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When do you serve answers and objections to interrogatories?

30 days of being served with them