CCLCR 45 - Subpoena

(a)  For Attendance of Witnesses.  Subpoenas issued by self-represented litigants must be approved by a Superior Court Judge. The judge may choose to require an ex parte hearing to determine if the witness has legally relevant information. This rule shall be liberally construed.  The purpose of this rule is to prevent the abuse of the subpoena process.

  (g)  When Excused.  A witness subpoenaed to attend in any case, criminal or civil, is dismissed and excused from further attendance as soon as they have given their testimony for the party by whom they were called and have been cross-examined thereon, unless either party makes request in open court that the witness remain in attendance.  Witness fees will not be allowed any witness after the day on which their testimony is given except when the witness has, in open court, been required to remain in further attendance and, when so required, the Clerk shall make a minute entry to that effect and the party making the request that the witness remain in attendance shall be solely responsible for any additional witness fees incurred by that witness as a result of that further attendance.

[Effective September 1, 2003; amended September 1, 2019; emergency amendment January 1, 2023; amended September 1, 2023.]

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