Once the parties have exchanged their list of documents, the next step is the examination for discovery (assuming the reply has been filed and served). This step is not mandatory and a party can choose not to examine the other party.
There are two ways a party can examine another party. The examination for discovery can take the form of an oral examination or it can take the form of an examination by written questions and answers. A party can choose only one form of examination and can only examine another party once, except with leave of the Court.
- Who may be examined?
- What are the objectives of an examination for discovery?
- Oral examination for discovery
- Examination for discovery by written questions
- What happens after the examination for discovery?
Last updated: October 4, 2015