Serving Out-of-State Subpoenas in New York

Issuing an Out-of-State Subpoena

Cases outside of New York may require the presence of witnesses or depositions based in NYC. When this happens, lawyers must secure a subpoena issued by the New York county clerk where the witness or source of the materials to be presented as evidence is from.

You don’t need to visit New York to serve a subpoena in person. Our experienced process servers can do it for you.

Serve Index LLC is a trusted process service agency that serves solo-practice attorneys, law practices, courts, and individuals. We ensure that the service of process is executed correctly and that the right people are served with legal documents, including subpoenas. We can serve papers anywhere in New York’s five boroughs (the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens), as well as in Nassau County, Long Island, and Suffolk County.

Take advantage of our expertise in process service, and see to it that your subpoena will be issued accurately and as quickly as possible. Our services will benefit you and your clients:

  • Spend more time on research and case preparations
  • Save your client thousands of dollars in legal fees
  • Ensure that your out-of-state subpoena is enforceable in New York

Issuing an Out-of-State Subpoena in New York

The introduction of the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act or UIDDA in 2007 (also referred to as CPLR 3119) has simplified the way subpoenas are served across states. Before the UIDDA was enacted, it was necessary to hire another lawyer in the state where the witness is based before a subpoena can be reissued. Today, you no longer have to file a motion in the jurisdiction. You do, however, need to have a subpoena reissued by a clerk of the court in that jurisdiction. Details about the UIDDA are further discussed in the New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) Article 31 Section 3119.

The state of New York is one of the 31 states that have now adopted the UIDDA. As a result, litigators can depose individuals, request the presence of witnesses, and obtain discoverable materials from other states. It paved the way for a more efficient and cost-effective way of securing statements and evidence from another jurisdiction. There is, however, a limitation: lawyers may only take advantage of the UIDDA if the state of where they seek discovery also enacted the UIDDA.

The process of obtaining a subpoena in New York or another UIDDA state is easier and shorter.

Attorneys must present a draft subpoena to the clerk of court in the jurisdiction where the evidence or witnesses they need are located. This draft should comply with the rules of the state, which in this case is New York. The clerk of court will then reissue a subpoena — no need for additional judicial intervention.

Accurate Process Serving of Out-of-State Subpoenas in New York

Obtaining a reissued subpoena in New York is just the first step; what comes next is finding a professional process server to deliver the subpoena to the intended individuals, companies, or organizations.

Serve Index LLC employs some of the most knowledgeable, dependable, and capable process servers in the state. You can trust them to deliver subpoenas anywhere in the New York State — accurately and swiftly.

We’ve provided our team with the means to locate and identify subpoena recipients, whether they are civilians, witnesses or service providers, offices, or companies that have exclusive access to the discoverable materials you need to strengthen your case. Our process servers also have vast experience in the field; they can navigate their way through the city and serve subpoenas at the intended recipients’ homes, office premises, or in any of their frequent haunts.

Secure the witnesses and evidence your client needs. Once a New York state clerk has reissued a subpoena, get in touch with Serve Index LLC.

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We are a licensed agency with the experience, means, and knowledge to carry out legal support services. Besides serving subpoenas, we also offer divorce, foreclosure, and process services (including same-day process serving), court filing, skip tracing, mobile notary services, and document retrieval.

Let our trained team execute the service of process, and reap the benefits of our swift and law-based methods. Contact us and claim your FREE quote. You can reach us at 1 888 994 6339 or [email protected].

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