By: Joe Marchelewski
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Steven Schuetze featured in the OCTLA Gavel
Steven Schuetze wrote an article for the OCTLA Gavel titled, “The Art of the Discovery Motion”, where he discussed the importance of having young attorneys with little experience practice drafting discovery motions. A new lawyer entering a law firm may be asked to enforce discovery and although law schools teach students the concepts of the law and trial or appellate advocacy, they may not always teach on how to draft a discovery motion, which are very important. Judges tend to hate discovery motions, because it usually means that one side is being unreasonable in pursuing improper discovery or is failing to properly respond. A well-drafted motion prevents the hide-the-ball game playing in trial. Mr. Schuetze outlined ten guidelines on what younger attorneys can do to make it easier for the court to recognize the responding party’s obstruction and objections to better improve the chances on prevailing on the motion to compel discovery.