CoCounsel Core: Discovery Response

Learn how to respond to discovery requests with CoCounsel Core

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Written by Ryan Groff
Updated over a week ago

Responding to discovery requests is tedious work that is often delegated to junior attorneys and other legal assistants. CoCounsel Core quickly generates initial objections so that everyone on your team can focus on the substantive legal and factual analysis needed for a full response.

Tutorial video coming soon!

A. How the AI Works

When CoCounsel is responding to discovery requests to provide initial objections, it reads every word of a file to identify each request. Generally, responding to discovery requests follows these steps.

1. Request a discovery response

💬 I need to respond to discovery requests

2. Select the source

📂 Upload the files, or choose files from Recent files or a database

3. CoCounsel reads every word of the file

4. CoCounsel responds to every request with an initial objection

5. Navigate and verify the results

Expand and collapse headings for each request to review the objections

Click to open the original file

6. Use the results

Copy individual responses

Copy the results

Export the results as a Word Document

B. Limitations

1. Input limits

File type

.pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt

File size

500 MB .pdf

20 MB .doc, .docx, .txt

✨ If CoCounsel rejects a file, divide the file into multiple, smaller files

File amount

1 file at a time


  • Requests and refinements

CoCounsel cannot focus on specific information (e.g., only answer the first 2 discovery requests in this document, or always include privilege as one of the objections in each response). In this way, CoCounsel's Discovery Response skill functions more like the Summarize skill, which performs a preset course of action, and not like the Review Documents or Extract Contract Data skills, which can be used to identify specific information or answer specific questions.

2. Output limits

CoCounsel will provide an initial objection to every request.

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