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Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?

A “subpoena” is a writ or an order that compels a witness to either show up and testify or produce something. CCP §1985(a). You can use a subpoena in discovery or in a civil trial or hearing. Here’s a look at which type of subpoena to use in common situations.

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5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice

After receiving a deposition notice or subpoena, counsel should to take a careful look at the documents served and make decisions about how to proceed. To organize the process, follow these five steps.

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Deposition Notice 101

ThinkstockPhotos-479864298In most cases you’ll need to notice at least one deposition. Here’s a handy overview for anyone new to California practice on what to include in your deposition notice and when to serve a subpoena along with it.