Who pays to an attorney’s subpoena of documents? The attorney’s client or the one being subpoena?

Asked on March 16, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Nevada

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The attorney's client is responsible for the attorney's fees for the subpoena.  The subpoena is part of the discovery phase of litigation in which information is being obtained for the representation of the client.  Depending on the records being subpoenaed, there may be costs incurred in having a copy service go and photocopy the records.


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