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How-To: Complete 'Initial Disclosures'


Background: You have a new lawsuit in Federal Court
Problem: You are unsure of how to satisfy the 'Initial Disclosures' requirement
Solution: You follow this guide for completing 'Initial Disclosures'

I. Legal Citations

Rule 26(a)(1) Fed. R. Civ. P. | Initial Disclosures
"(A) In General. Except as exempted by Rule 26(a)(1)(B) or as otherwise stipulated or ordered by the court, a party must, without awaiting a discovery request, provide to the other parties:
(i) the name [of witnesses]...
(ii) a copy [of evidence you currently have]...
(iii) a computation of [damages]...
(iv) ...any insurance agreement [to cover relevant losses]..."

II. Samples

# PDF Comments
1TBD case. Plaintiff's Filing (pro se). Long list of witnesses. Hearty amount of computations.
2Defendant's Filing (attorney). Employer had insurance to cover discrimination suits.
3Plaintiff's Filing (pro se). Clean list of 'evidence'.
4Plaintiff's Filing (attorney). Clean list of 'evidence'. Detailed computation section.
5Defendant's Filing (attorney). Good legal disclaimer. Detailed rationale for witnesses/evidence.
6Defendant's Filing (attorney). Very brief. Easter egg: written by Andrew M. Cuomo, Esquire.

III. Templates

# Word Comments
1Replace all of the placeholder tags with real information (eg "[plfName]" becomes "John Doe").

IV. Quick Commentary

V. Additional Notes

VI. Conclusion

The 'Initial Disclosures' document is required in Federal Court cases of discrimination. There is a deadline. Luckily, the document itself is rather simple.

Congratulations! You're now booked up on how to satisfy the 'Initial Disclosures' requirement of your federal case!

Please get the justice you deserve.

Sincerely,



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