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pretrial discovery

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73) Others have called for a focus beyond the trial, to "new ways to ensure accuracy other than adversarial scrutiny and the incentives arising from trials and bargaining," including expansion of pretrial discovery, direct improvements in the quality of investigation, and "increasing the involvement of the judicial branch" in pretrial rather than trial-centered activities.
A pretrial discovery order--wrongly issued, you think--threatens to undermine your case by making you disclose confidential information.
Arkfeld's Best Practices Guide for Electronic Discovery and Evidence, ESI Pretrial Discovery - Strategy and Tactics, Legal Hold and Information Technology Primer for Legal Professionals from LexisNexis (www.
The Florida system of pretrial discovery is a better one for achieving the goals of efficiency, cost savings, and fairness.
In a 5-4 opinion, the court said its decision reflects the goal of all pretrial discovery, which must be "to promote the discovery of the true facts and circumstances of the controversy, rather than to aid in their concealment.
The "show my cards" worry is largely bogus because, in this day and age of pretrial discovery, there are precious few cards that have not been shown before a "real" trial.
In affirming the defendant's conviction and life sentence, the Fifth District Court of Appeal determined that the taking of the child victim's pretrial discovery deposition by the defendant satisfied the confrontation clause's cross-examination requirement.
Editor's Note: Ordinarily, when reviewing a pretrial discovery ruling, the results of an in-camera review will not be overturned unless an error of law has been made.
Part III summarizes the purpose of pretrial discovery in criminal cases and discusses why the three major contentions in support of restrictive discovery--likely perjury by the defendant, lack of reciprocity in the discovery process, and potential witness intimidation--lack validity.
One way that courts endeavor to find the truth is through pretrial discovery.
Recognizing the need for change, Justice Feldman appointed Tom Zlaket and Bill Jones, both practicing lawyers, to chair a reform committee and recommend new procedural rules for pretrial discovery of relevant evidence in civil cases.