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CoCounsel Core: Discovery Response (Beta)
CoCounsel Core: Discovery Response (Beta)

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 drafts responses so that everyone on your team can avoid hours of copying and pasting.

Tutorial video coming soon!

A. How the AI Works

When CoCounsel is responding to discovery requests, it reads every word of a request, like a request for admissions or an interrogatory, to identify each request and then draft a response. CoCounsel can also consider a database of your trusted discovery responses to inform its work.

1. Select the source

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

CoCounsel responds to requests for admission, requests for production, or interrogatories.

2. Request a discovery response

💬 I need to respond to this request for discovery

3. Select the discovery response database (optional) and indicate the responding party

If "None" is selected, CoCounsel will draft a response to each request.

If a database is selected, CoCounsel will use similar responses from your database to draft a response to each instant request.

Add a discovery response database: Go to the left Workspace, select Manage Workspace, and click "Database management." Then click "Create a new database," find "Specialized Databases" and select "Discovery Responses." New databases can also be added from the chat ("⊕ Upload" then "Search an entire database" then "New database.")

Use the party's name rather than roles, like "Plaintiff" or "Defendant."

If responding party remains blank, CoCounsel will attempt to gain context from the caption.

4. CoCounsel reads every word of a discovery request to draft a response

5. Navigate and verify the results

Review any notices.

Open and review the database of your discovery responses (if selected earlier).

Open and review the original request.

Expand the heading for each request CoCounsel identified to review each response.

Copy the response to paste somewhere else.

Manage the examples from your database of discovery responses that were used to draft a request.

Navigate all of the examples used to draft the request, deselect/select examples and select "Redraft," or click to open the example from your database of discovery responses that was used to draft the request.

CoCounsel indicates when it drafts a response without using examples from a database.

6. Use the results

Download the results or copy them to paste somewhere else.

B. Limitations

CoCounsel will provide reminders about its capabilities and limitations.

1. Input limits

File type

.pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt

File size

500 MB .pdf

20 MB .doc, .docx, .txt

File amount

1 file at a time


Requests and refinements: Other than a discovery response database (optional) and the responding party, this skill does not consider additional instruction to focus CoCounsel's attention.

Handwriting: Generally, if a human can read handwritten text in a file, then CoCounsel should also be able to read it. This means CoCounsel’s ability to read handwritten text can vary, depending on legibility.

2. Output limits

CoCounsel will draft a response to every request.

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