Handbook on Texas Discovery Practice

Written by authors who were involved directly throughout the entire process of creating and debating the new rules, Handbook on Texas Discovery Practice offers detailed discussions and examples of how the Texas Discovery Rules function in the real world of litigation. It includes the complete text of the Texas Discovery Rules, including the Texas Supreme Court’s “Technical Corrections,” and contains red-lined versions of the Supreme Court’s drafts and orders, tracing drafts of the Rules from 1994 to 2022.

This volume gives you a firsthand documentation not only of what has changed, but also how these dramatic and pervasive changes will affect every litigator in such basic trial activities as:

How to draft a plaintiff’s original petition
How to take a deposition, including how long depositions may last and how to make objections in depositions
How to assert privileges
How to subpoena witnesses
How to authenticate documents
How to use the new requests for disclosure.