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Jan 19

2015 Overview of Issuing Out-of-State Subpoenas

Compelling an Out-of-State Non-Party Witness to Give Testimony or Produce Records at a Deposition can be a daunting task.  Our updated booklet has been written to provide the reader with an overview of how this is done.

PREFACE 

The material contained in this booklet was initially written by Interstate Deposition Subpoena Service, Inc. as part of its procedural manuals distributed to its employees to better enable them to assist clients when called upon to issue and serve out-of-state subpoenas.  With increasing frequency, our company has been asked by clients, and affiliated legal support service providers, for a written guide on how to compel a non-party witness to appear at a deposition, or produce records, in another state, and how to obtain out-of-state subpoenas.  As a result, this procedural manual has been reformatted into a booklet for use by our clients and network affiliates.

There are two phases involved when seeking to obtain an out-of-state subpoena to compel a non-party witness to appear at a deposition, or produce records, in a foreign jurisdiction.  The first phase, is to comply with trial state rules pertaining to conducting depositions outside of that jurisdiction. The second phase, is to apply to the deposition state court for the issuance of a foreign subpoena to compel a witness within its jurisdiction to appear at a deposition, or produce records.  Knowledge of the relevant deposition state court rules, statutes, and procedures is imperative.

This booklet provides an overview of the procedures, terms, and phrases generally applicable when seeking to obtain out-of-state depositions subpoenas.  State specific booklets are available at StateForeignSubpoenaBooklets.

Interstate Deposition Subpoena Service, Inc. is a Newark, NJ based company dedicated to the focused mission of assisting legal practitioners with the proper issuance and service of foreign deposition subpoenas in any state jurisdiction throughout the United States of America. The reader is invited to visit www.InterstateDeposition.com for information about our company, and the services we provide.

See  Out-of-State_Subpoenas for free copy of 2015 Overview of Issuing Out-of-State Subpoenas.