To serve a subpoena, send a person who is at least 18 years old and who is not party to the lawsuit to personally hand the witness a copy of the subpoena. A plaintiff or defendant cannot serve the subpoena himself but ca... More »

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Process servers deliver court documents such as subpoenas, summons, writs, complaints, or orders to show cause to individuals involved in legal cases by visiting their homes and places of work, according to Process Serve... More »

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The job of paralegal involves helping attorneys prepare for trials, hearings and closings; observing initial interviews with clients; performing follow-up interviews with clients and witnesses; and drafting legal documen... More »

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A subpoena duces tecum is a type of subpoena that requires a person to bring certain documents with them to a hearing or trial, says the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. The documents to be produced can be an... More »

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A person cannot avoid a subpoena simply by not being present and if the person is served with a subpoena and does not appear in court then the individual can be punished for contempt of the court, reports Cornell Univers... More »

A witness who has known everyone involved in a transaction long enough to verify he knows that each person is who she says she is and is an uninterested and objective party can witness a legal document, notes the Law Dic... More »

A tort is an incident in which someone intentionally injures a person and their property and can result in a private lawsuit; a crime is a criminal action that the state prosecutes on the victim's behalf, according to th... More »