Discovery, interrogatories, requests for production, depositions - these are the tools used by attorneys to gather relevant information and prepare for disposition of a given action through settlement, motion practice, or trial. But how do these interact? Which tool should be used first? What are the pros and cons of each? And how should a judge manage an action to allow reasonable discovery but prepare it for resolution? This Gavel Talks will address these questions for the benefit of judges, attorneys, and law students.