Effective Use of Interrogatories, Document Requests, and Requests for Admission (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140.00 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2019


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the September 2016 webcast, Effective Use of Interrogatories, Document Requests, and Requests for Admission.

Why Attend?

Written discovery—in all its forms—can make or break your case. Learn how to do it right!

  • Understand the overriding need for a discovery plan
  • Receive a thorough grounding in the federal and Virginia discovery rules regarding interrogatories, document requests, and requests for admission
  • Gain valuable best practices in making and responding to these requests

Trial lawyers get all the glory. Think of all the trial movies you’ve ever seen: did even one focus, even minimally, on a written discovery issue? While not a topic of popular interest, it is a topic that should interest every litigator. Good trial lawyers know that without effective written discovery, the chances to be good at trial almost vanish.

This seminar will help you make your written discovery more effective. Our experienced speakers will emphasize the overriding necessity of a discovery plan, and the need to adjust that plan as circumstances change. In addition to receiving a thorough grounding in the federal and Virginia rules, you’ll learn strategies for employing the various written discovery methods, and for responding to opposition requests. If your practice includes civil litigation, you will benefit from the insights offered in this course.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What are the rules, both in federal and in state court?
  • Why a discovery plan is not optional
  • How to plan discovery effectively
  • Strategies for employing each of the discovery methods
  • Compelling discovery
  • Alternatives to discovery

And answers to your questions, too!





Kevin Dinan, King & Spalding / Washington, DC

Kevin Dinan is a partner in King & Spalding’s Business Litigation and Tax Controversy Groups and has been a trial lawyer for almost 30 years. His litigation practice focuses primarily upon complex civil litigation, including professional liability, federal tax, complex business disputes, antitrust, and insurance coverage, as well as white collar criminal defense. Mr. Dinan has also represented clients in a variety of U.S. Tax Court cases, refund actions, federal tax audits, criminal investigations, promoter penalty audits, return preparer examinations, and IRS summons enforcement cases. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Dinan was a principal at a litigation boutique in Washington, DC, Schwalb, Donnenfeld, Bray & Silbert, P.C., where he practiced since graduating from law school. Mr. Dinan received a B.A. in economics with departmental honors from the University of Vermont in 1980. He received his law degree from Emory University in 1985, where he graduated with distinction and was a member of the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers. Mr. Dinan is a member or the Virginia and DC bars.

Cheri A. Grosvenor, King & Spaulding / Atlanta, GA

Cheri Grosvenor is a counsel in the Business Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Grosvenor’s practice concentrates on general commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts, with an emphasis on professional liability actions, complex commercial disputes, and securities-related litigation. She has extensive experience representing major accounting firms in both professional negligence and securities-related litigation. Ms. Grosvenor attended Rhodes College and graduated, cum laude, in 1993. She graduated, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1996. At Georgia, Ms. Grosvenor was a Woodruff Scholar and a member of the editorial board of the Georgia Law Review. She is admitted to practice in Georgia.

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