It is widely known that paralegals serve many functions which include but are not limited to performing investigation handling pleadings and conducting discovery. Imagine that a senior partner has assigned your supervising attorney to litigate a personal injury case and your supervising attorney has asked you to help her prepare. In preparation for trial complete the following tasks.
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
1.Outline a detailed three (3) step system for interviewing a client. Explain the purpose of each step within your system.
2.Draft five (5) questions that as a paralegal you would ask prior to beginning an interview with a client. Identify the primary purpose of each question.
3.Develop ten (10) interrogatories and describe the primary information that you are attempting to elicit from the opposing counsels client.
4.Explain the importance of using interrogatories for a personal injury case. Identify two (2) ways in which your supervising attorney could use the opposing partys responses to further her case. Provide a rationale for your response.