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Civil Procedure

Introduction to Discovery

Introduction to Discovery

Begin learning about the process of discovery with an overview of the process, a discussion of the mechanics and scope of discovery, and an introduction to the limits on discovery and how improper discovery requests are handled.


Welcome to our introduction to discovery! First, we’ll introduce the concept of discovery, after which we’ll have a brief overview of its general mechanics. Next, we’ll explore the general scope of discovery, after which we’ll survey the limitations on the general scope of discovery.

Rules 26 through 37 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure deal with discovery. The basic structure of discovery is found in Rule 26, while Rules 27 through 37 provide specific discovery tools and deal with...