Civil Lawsuit Basics: Subpoenas and RFPs: Getting Documents to Prove Your Case

Class recorded May 10, 2022

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The process of discovery in a civil lawsuit allows a party to obtain information and documents relevant to the suit. This helps the parties know ahead of time what evidence might be presented at trial, or to resolve the case prior to trial. In this class, learn about subpoenas and requests for production (RFPs) in California state court civil cases, in order to discover written documents and other physical objects you might need to prove your case or defend yourself successfully.

Class covers:

  • When to make requests for production (RFPs) and what you can ask for
  • Responding or objecting to RFPs
  • Motions to compel compliance, responses and further responses
  • Subpoenas: obtaining records or testimony from non-parties
  • Trial subpoenas and notices to appear at trial

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