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This guide serves as an introduction to drafting pleadings.

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This LibGuide is intended to be used as a resource for Discovery and Depositions/LAWS 701. It introduces you to resources that will be helpful in writing a complaint and answer, interrogatories, and request for production of documents. There is a tab for the subject of "employment discrimination," as this is the context in which your litigation problem is based.

Discovery and Depositions/LAWS 701

This guide will cover how to write a complaint and answer, interrogatories, and request for production of documents. This guide will assist you in learning: 

  • What the discovery process is all about;
  • Basic written discovery skills (complaint, answer, interrogatories, request for production);
  • How to develop a preliminary case theory;
  • How to prepare one's own witness for a deposition;
  • How to prepare for the deposition of an adverse party/witness;
  • Starting the deposition and the usual stipulations;
  • How to take the deposition of an adverse party/witness;
  • How to defend a deposition;
  • The ethics of witness preparation and of taking the deposition;
  • How to use a deposition (dispositive motions; settlement; trial; impeachment).

 

 

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