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THE california discovery mANUAL

Tong Robbins LLP is excited to announce the 2021 publication of Douglas Robbins's California Discovery Manual, available from LexisNexis. The Manual began life as the “Judge Pro Tem Discovery Manual” for the San Francisco Superior Court, articulating standard language for points of law regularly arising within discovery disputes. 

Stress-tested for over a half-decade by the Judge Pro Tems of the San Francisco Discovery Department, the Manual is now available for practitioners seeking clarity regarding the most-oft disputed issues arising in discovery motions. New to this edition, the Manual offers Practice Notes from the perspective of the Master Strategist, the proverbial battle-hardened lawyer, with insight into the complex ways in which the rules interact, a judicial perspective on what makes for a compelling argument, and offering practical guidance on how to optimize outcomes.

DISCOVERY REFEREE

With (and even without) party consent, the court may appoint what is known as a “discovery referee” to hear discovery motions and rule on evidentiary objections during depositions. See Cal.Civ. Proc. Code §§ 638-639. Especially complicated or contentious matters often do well to rely upon an experienced referee. Name-partner, Douglas Robbins provides that experience.

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