Frequently Asked Questions: Litigation
What is discovery?
Discovery is the process by which each party seeks information from the others in order to determine the facts of the case. This is accomplished by requests production of documents, interrogatories (written questions), and requests for admission. In addition, the parties may conduct depositions. Depositions involve an attorney asking questions and the witness answering under oath. Depositions usually take place in an attorney’s office, where a stenographer will be present to record the testimony and generate a transcript. Once discovery concludes, the parties should have a full understanding of the facts.