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CoCounsel Core: Draft Discovery Requests (Beta)
CoCounsel Core: Draft Discovery Requests (Beta)

Learn how to draft discovery requests with CoCounsel Core

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Written by Ryan Groff
Updated over a week ago

Drafting discovery requests is tedious work that is often delegated to junior attorneys and other legal assistants. CoCounsel reads every word of a document relevant to discovery, like a complaint, to draft interrogatories, requests for admission, or requests for production. This allows everyone on your team to sidestep hours of copying and pasting.

Tutorial video coming soon!

A. How the AI Works

When CoCounsel is drafting discovery requests, it reads every word of uploaded documents, like complaints, answers, or other files with information that is relevant to the discovery request. Based on its reading, CoCounsel then drafts interrogatories, requests for admission, or requests for production.

Follow these steps to use this skill.

1. Select the source of information.

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

CoCounsel uses any relevant document to draft discovery requests, including:

  • Complaints

  • Answers

  • Counter-Claims or Cross-Claims*

  • Replies to Counter-Claims or Answers to Cross-Claims*

  • Motions to Dismiss*

  • Any other pleadings or documents relevant to drafting discovery requests*

*include exhibits, if applicable

2. Request draft discovery requests

💬 Please draft [request type] using all the uploaded documents.

CoCounsel can draft the following discovery request types:

  • Interrogatories

  • Requests for Admission

  • Requests for Production

Clear prompting, like the word "all", helps CoCounsel use every uploaded document.

CoCounsel can understand abbreviations (e.g., RFAs), but full terms are clearer.

3. Confirm the request type, and indicate the requesting and responding parties

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

4. CoCounsel reads every word of the document to identify relevant information and draft requests

5. Navigate and verify results

Open and review the documents with information relevant to discovery.

Review any notices.

Group requests by topic, then expand and collapse topic headings to review individual requests.

Bulk delete requests.

Hover a request to copy, edit, or delete.

Save or cancel edits.

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, .zip

File size

500 MB .pdf

20 MB .doc, .docx, .txt

File amount

Performance: Generally, there can be a tradeoff between the size of files and the amount of files. For example, CoCounsel may be able to work with many smaller files in the same time as a few larger files. While there is no limit to the number of files CoCounsel can use for this skill, expect to wait longer for requests with larger files or more files. CoCounsel will provide an estimated time to complete its work.

Relevance: Use only the files that are most relevant to:

  1. The request type (e.g., interrogatories)

  2. The party who will receive the request


Requests and refinements: Other than the request type, the requesting party, and the responding party, this skill does not consider additional instruction to focus CoCounsel's attention.

✨ Use results options to filter requests. See Navigate and verify results

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

The number of requests CoCounsel can draft is not limited.

C. Downloads

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