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Q: Can any lawyer within a firm issue a deposition subpoena or only the attorney on record (listed on the court register)?
Jason M. Horst
Jason M. Horst
answered on Oct 10, 2021

Generally, any attorney in the firm of record can issue a subpoena. It is not unusual, especially with larger firms, for attorneys whose names do not appear on the court’s list of counsel to work on a matter and send out correspondence and discovery requests, including third party subpoenas.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: How do I know a summons is legit and not a scare tactic from the other party’s attorney?
Jason M. Horst
Jason M. Horst
answered on Jul 15, 2021

See if there is a file stamp in the box at the top right. If so, the complaint and summons have been filed and it’s a real lawsuit. Doesn’t necessarily mean the other side wants to take the case all the way to trial, but it certainly suggests that they are serious about pursuing the litigation.

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