Module 2: Access to Records

Section 2.7 Subpoenas -- Court ordered disclosure for discovery

A subpoena is court ordered request for disclosure of records. It is an order from a court for a person to appear or to provide records under punishment for failure to appear or produce. It must be signed by a judge of competent jurisdiction. A subpoena is part of the judicial process and should not be responded to without the help of legal counsel. A subpoena should be turned over to the attorney who represents the agency immediately as there are critical time limits.

A subpoena is not a GRAMA request.