Preface. Discovery Techniques: Use of This Handbook

AuthorJohn Hollander
discovery techniques: use of this handbook
Discovery Techniques:
Use of This Handbook
   from the viewpoint of the Rules of
Civil Procedure for Ontario and therefore are not identi-
cal to those in other jurisdictions. For example, there is
no automatic right to depose non-party witnesses. ere
are, in Ontario, obligations both to produce all relevant
documents and to submit to the oral examination of all
parties, although such examinations are now time-limited.
e phrase “examinations for discovery” is used to
mean both oral discovery and depositions, as dierent
jurisdictions have dierent nomenclature. Examinations
for discovery are neither direct examinations, nor are they
cross-examinations. ey are a breed unto themselves.
is handbook examines various issues that arise dur-
ing the discovery process. It aims to inform lawyers and
law students who wish to become more skilled in the dis-
covery process. It does not purport to be a review of the
rules and regulations that govern discovery, which dier
in each jurisdiction. Instead, this handbook focuses the
reader on questions and issues that allow improvement in
performance while oering examples and exercises that

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