Examination for Discovery Law and Legal Definition

Examination for discovery is another term for a deposition, which is commonly used in Canada. It is part of the fact-finding process conducted before trial, which presents oral questions to the witness. The transcribed answers may later be admissible as evidence at trial. The examination usually takes place at the office of an Official Examiner, who provides office facilities, reporting services and administers the oath to witnesses. In some cases, by agreement, the examinations are held in a lawyer's office.