How to Respond to a Request for Production
As part of the fact-finding phase of a lawsuit, the other side might send you requests to produce certain documents. This request is called a Request for Production. In addition to requesting documents, the other side might request to inspect or photograph other pieces of evidence. To respond, you first need to read each request and see if the document or object requested is in your possession, custody, or control. You then need to draft a written response in which you state what documents you will turn over and which ones you won’t.