Subpoenas Revisited, The Scrivener

January 31, 2017
Elizabeth Scott Moïse

Almost ten years ago, I wrote a column on drafting subpoenas, and since then, the rules have changed. Because subpoenas remain a significant discovery document, this column is updating this issue to bring it in line with current law.

Drafting subpoenas usually consists of merely filling in forms found on judicial websites. You might be saying to yourself, “That’s not hard. My cat could do that.” If your cat can read and follow Rule 45 and knows how to issue subpoenas in other states, then you would be right. If not, both you and Mr. Whiskers should read on.

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