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Abstract: Below you will find examples of a request for subpoena and a subpoena form from a federal court.

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If you are served with a subpoena, it can be intimidating. It looks like, and in fact is, a court document, which is why it is always preferable to consult an attorney if you are served with a subpoena. The following is a sample request for subpoena and a subpoena form from a federal court. Download the PDF or MS Word version for a more accurate representation of the format.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA

CIVIL ACTION

VERSUS

NUMBER_____________

SECTION_____________

REQUEST FOR SUBPOENAS

Please issue signed subpoenas as noted below, pursuant to Rule 45 (a) (1) and (2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, I hereby certify that the number of subpoenas requested is in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

SUBPOENAS TO TESTIFY AND/OR PRODUCE DOCUMENTS

Set for trial or hearing scheduled on:

[date of trial or hearing]

DEPOSITION SUBPOENAS

Set for deposition to be taken on:

[date of deposition]

 

SUBPOENAS FOR PRODUCTION OR INSPECTION

______________________________________________________________

[attorney's signature]

[attorney's address]

[attorney's bar number]

[party attorney represents]

 

Issued by the

    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

DISTRICT OF___________

SUBPOENA IN A CIVIL CASE

 

V.

CASE NUMBER_______________

TO:_________________________

YOU ARE COMMANDED to appear in the United States District Court at the place, date, and time specified below to testify in the above case.

Place of Testimony:

Courtroom:

 

Date and Time:

YOU ARE COMMANDED to appear at the place, date, and time specified below to testify at the taking of a deposition in the above case.

Place of deposition:

Date and Time:

YOU ARE COMMANDED to produce and permit inspection and copying of the following documents or objects at the place, date, and time specified below (list documents or objects):

 

 

Place:

Date and Time:

YOU ARE COMMANDED to permit inspection of the following premises at the date and time specified below.

Premises:

Date and Time:

Any organization not a party to this suit that is subpoenaed for the taking of a deposition shall designate one or more officers, directors, or managing agents, or other persons who consent to testify on its behalf, and may set forth, for each person designated, the matters on which the person will testify. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 30(b)(6).

Issuing officer signature and title (indicate if attorney for plaintiff or defendant):                               

Date:

 

Issuing officer's name, address and phone number:

 

PROOF OF SERVICE

Date:                            Place:

SERVED                               ________                       ____________________________

Server on (print name):

Manner of Service:

Served by (print name):

Title:

DECLARATION OF SERVER

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing information contained in the Proof of Service is true and correct.

Executed on: (date)

Signature of server:________________________________

Address of server:_________________________________

_________________________________

 

 

 

 

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