If you are representing yourself, then you are responsible for your own discovery demands.
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This is not an easy answer. First, if you are in Housing Court in a summary proceeding, you do not get discovery as of right. Rather, you can obtain discovery by stipulation or Court Order only upon a showing of "ample need". Second, different discovery devices have different notice and response requirements - for example, answers to interrogatories must be served upon all parties, but a party who actually shows up to inspect and copy documents is not required to share them. A notice of deposition is served upon all parties, so you would have notice of depositions. If you doubt that your questions are being asked, make sure you have permission to conduct discovery and serve discovery demands yourself. If the opposing counsel agrees to send you copies of all discovery given to your mom's lawyer, you can pose all questions with "to the extent not already provided ....." to avoid duplication and complaints that your demands are overly burdensome. Conducting discovery in a summary proceeding can be complicated and my recommendation is to at least consult with a tenant attorney or free tenant clinic.
You should get your own counsel. Discovery is way too complicated to handle on your own and it can make or break your case. If you are already in court you need representation.
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