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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Disclosure Hearing

Disclosure hearings are court-ordered conferences convened to ensure that the case will continue moving toward trial and meet the needs of the case and of the parties.

During an initial discovery conference, the parties normally meet informally to prepare a discovery plan:

  1. To identify the legal and factual issues toward which discovery will be directed.
  2. To establish a schedule and deadlines for all aspects of discovery.

Further disclosure hearings are convened to ensure that discovery is proceeding according to the agreed-upon plan and to settle any disputes that may arise.

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