Client to Prepare Interrogatory Questions in Civil Cases
Under the court rules, the attorneys for the different parties must provide what is known as discovery. The clients must answer written questions, under oath, posed by the adversary attorney. These are called Interrogatories.
I highly recommend my clients to prepare specific Interrogatory questions, in writing, which we will pose to our adversary to have their client answer.
You could also prepare a list of specific documents, which you demand that they produce. Therefore, I am recommending that you type up between twenty to forty questions to pose upon the other side, together with a list of any documents, which you would like to see which are in their possession. These are similar to questions you may want to have us ask the other person at a deposition. We request that you email questions to our office within fourteen days.
The parties can also be required to produce documents under a formal written request to produce documents. We call these Request for Documents.
The other discovery technique is called Request for Admissions. That is where you type up specific facts, where the answer would be “yes”. These are different from Interrogatory questions.
In some cases, questioning under oath before a court reporter is held.
That is called a deposition, but the costs often exceed $1,000.00.