reciprocal discovery


reciprocal discovery
Also known as "reverse Jencks material," (named after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that established the principle, Jencks v. United States), the duty of the defense to give the prosecution copies of any pretrial statements that a defense witness may have given. The prosecution has a similar duty, to supply the defense with any written or recorded pretrial statement that the defendant may have given. (See also: Brady material)
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

reciprocal discovery
n.
   the exchange of documents, lists of witnesses, and other information between the two sides of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution before trial.
   See also: discovery

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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