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Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice

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Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-514-7

With Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice, you not only get the authority on Wisconsin discovery law, you tap into the knowledge and experience of some of Wisconsin’s most successful litigators. You’ll find hundreds of tips that will make you not just a competent lawyer, but an exceptional lawyer in the realm of discovery.

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With Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice, you not only get the authority on Wisconsin discovery law, you tap into the knowledge and experience of some of Wisconsin’s most successful litigators. You’ll find hundreds of tips that will make you not just a competent lawyer, but an exceptional lawyer in the realm of discovery.

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614+ pp.; 5th ed. 2017-18
(Includes 2021-22 supplement)

Summary of contents

  • Introduction to Discovery
  • Scope of Discovery
  • Depositions
  • Interrogatories
  • Requests for Admissions
  • Inspection of Documents, Things, and Places
  • Electronic Discovery Law
  • Physical, Mental, and Vocational Examinations
  • Experts in the Discovery Process
  • Judicial Supervision and Enforcement
  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes, Regulations, and Rules
  • Index

The 2021-2022 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • Analyses of recent Wisconsin appellate court decisions on matters such as expert witnesses and discovery sanctions
  • New discussions (and updates to sample forms) reflecting amendments to the Wisconsin Statutes that permit remote notarization of documents under certain circumstances
  • Modifications to sample forms, with added space for the signing attorney’s email address (required for electronic-service procedures) and with updated annotations incorporating the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s amendment to the “ghostwriting” rule for limited-scope representation
  • Additional citations to recent federal court decisions interpreting federal rules of procedure corresponding to Wisconsin’s discovery rules

The supplement also adds discussions of recent Wisconsin Supreme Court actions to extend the commercial docket pilot project and to allow court reporters to administer oaths and take testimony remotely. In addition, the supplement provides new discussions and practice tips concerning electronic discovery.

The 2019-20 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • Extensive revisions to the Wisconsin Rules of Procedure that govern discovery procedures, including the creation of a new proportionality standard and limitations on depositions, interrogatories, and requests for production
  • Reprinted sample forms, with updated annotations reflecting the legislature’s amendment to the disclosure requirements for attorneys in limited-scope-representation cases
  • New discussions of recent Wisconsin Supreme Court cases on matters such as the standard for pleadings and factors to consider for admissibility of expert testimony
  • Additional citations to recent federal court decisions interpreting federal rules of procedure corresponding to Wisconsin’s discovery rules

Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice has been revised for 2017-18 to include key developments such as:

  • A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on the circuit court’s authority to appoint and delegate pretrial responsibilities to a referee
  • Guidance from federal courts on discovery-related matters, including:
    • The time for giving notice of a deposition
    • Sanctions for using “boilerplate” objections to discovery
    • Requests for admission
    • Production and preservation of electronically stored information (ESI)
    • Expert testimony
  • Updated forms to reflect the mandatory e-filing rule
  • A new section on using experts in e-discovery disputes
  • A new appendix containing resources for deposing an expert witness

References to The Sedona Principles:  Best Practices, Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production have also been updated to reflect the third edition, which was released in its final form at the end of 2017.

State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® is the premier publisher of practice guides and handbooks for Wisconsin's attorneys, written by Wisconsin's attorneys. PINNACLE relies on the expertise and contributions of volunteers from within the State Bar of Wisconsin membership to help develop and deliver timely, relevant information to assist Wisconsin's attorneys provide the highest-quality representation and service.

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