“Discovery and e-discovery”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

Discovery is a pre-trial procedure in which the parties to a claim identify information that is relevant to a case and produce or present that information to the opposing side. E-discovery is the process by which electronic information is produced and presented. Discovery serves several purposes: to enable the opposing party to know the case against it; to help identify and resolve disputed facts; and to narrow the legal issues to be heard at trial.

Source: Glossary - Evaluation of Litigation Services, Department of Justice Canada