Drafting Interrogatories and Requests for Admissions
As a paralegal, you will be asked frequently to conduct or to sit in on client interviews, whether
initial consultations or follow-up or phone-based interviews. Taking the time before client
meetings to draft a list of questions will help you not only to be prepared to make the most
efficient use of everyone’s time but also will provide a starting point for identifying some of the
potential legal actions, issues, and defenses involved.
Another setting in which a paralegal’s legal writing skills come into play is in the drafting of legal documents for the pretrial phase of discovery. In this exercise, you’ll be drafting both written interrogatories and requests for admissions to paralegal’s legal writing skills be served on the defendant and opposing counsel. Most court rules limit the number of questions allowed, so make sure your questions are on point and relevant to acquiring useful information for your case.
Week 4 Tasks
Draft fifteen (15) interrogatories to be served on one of the defendants in John’s case in Microsoft Word format.
In a separate document, draft ten (10) requests for admissions to the same defendant in your client’s case.