Users' questions

Do you need to file subpoenas?

Do you need to file subpoenas?

Most subpoenas are used to require a person who is not already a party in the case to attend the hearing or bring documents. If the person is already a party in the case, you do not have to complete a subpoena. Instead, you can use a Notice to Attend Hearing or Trial.

What to do if you get a subpoena to produce documents?

If it is a Subpoena to Produce, the documents can also be posted to the court but they have to arrive by the return of subpoena date. On the return of subpoena date you should go to court and ask the registrar for leave (permission) to look at and/or make copies of the documents. You cannot take the produced documents away from the court.

When is the return of subpoena date written?

The return of subpoena date is written on the subpoena by the court officer when the subpoena is filed at the court registry. This is the date when the person or organisation in the subpoena must bring the documents to court or attend to give evidence.

When to give informed consent to a subpoena?

When a signed authorization accompanies a subpoena, but the therapist believes that the material may be clinically or legally damaging, the therapist should discuss these issues with the client before releasing the records and perform an informed consent.

Do you need to file a motion to quash a subpoena?

If you want to inform the court of your objections you will need to file a Motion to Quash . Typically, a Motion to Quash contains a request to the court asking to modify or terminate the subpoena based on certain objections, and a memorandum explaining how the law supports the objections.

How to notify the subject of a subpoena?

Subpoena. Notify the person who is the subject of the information about the request, so the person has a chance to object to the disclosure, or Seek a qualified protective order for the information from the court. See 45 C.F.R. § 164.512(e) and OCR’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Do you need a subpoena to get a court order?

Unless the organization volunteers to bring the documents to court for you (which is rare), you’ll need to prepare a court order, called a “subpoena duces tecum,” that directs the person in the organization who is in charge of the records to send them directly to the court.

Where do I find proof of service for a subpoena?

The Proof of Service is on the back of the subpoena form; it must be filled out and returned to the clerk. Rules for subpoenas vary from state to state. Technical rules on filing and serving papers, as well as paying witness fees, vary considerably from one state to the next. Make sure you know what will be required.

Can a subpoena command a person to attend a trial?

A subpoena may command a person to attend a trial, hearing, or deposition only as follows: (A) within 100 miles of where the person resides, is employed, or regularly transacts business in person; or (B) within the state where the person resides, is employed, or regularly transacts business in person, if the person