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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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Even Friendly Witnesses Should Be Subpoenaed

99195776Most experienced trial lawyers subpoena all witnesses, even friendly witnesses they intend to call at trial. Not doing so is just too risky.