Need to subpoena an out of state witness but
you don't know what to do? Contact us and our experts will walk you through the requirements from your trial state in order to domesticate a subpoena in the discovery state.
Many states have enacted Uniform laws
however, there is nothing "uniform" about it as each state, each county and even each clerk
has their own interpretations of the enacted laws.
We have the procedures and requirements
from virtually every county in every state
to get your out of state witness served.
Through our national network of field agents, we are able to file and issue documents throughout various courts across the country.
Whether you need a subpoena issued in the District Court of the State of Nevada or an original Proof of Service filed with the Superior Court in the State of North Carolina, our offices can definitely assist you with your court service needs.
Service of Process
We provide our clients with fast and efficient service of process of many types of documents. While we specialize in state to state subpoena service, we also serve summons, complaints, USDC subpoenas, and more nationwide. We have field agents nationwide so service in even the most rural areas will be completed.
From Glendale, California to Atlanta, Georgia, we can have your documents served on time, every time.
Once we receive the original or certified documents from your trial state, we will prepare the necessary documents in the discovery state in order to cause the subpoena to issue. With 50 states and over 3,000 counties in the USA, your office should not have to figure out the numerous documents and procedures of each state.
Through many years of experience, our office has accumulated and perfected the exact documents required to domesticate your subpoena
Should the situation arise where you need to locate a good physical address for a deponent or if you need to conduct a background check on a defendant, we have a private investigator who can assist in finding even the most difficult people.
Our private investigator will find the actual physical whereabouts and can help in making your service of process a succesful one.
WHO WE ARE
Since 1964, CLSS Online, Inc. has been the Discovery Facilitation & Coordination
Specialists / Consultants to Major Law Firms; Insurance Companies; In-house
Legal Departments; and Governmental Agency(s). Discovery Facilitation is our
niche business. CLSS Online has the expertise and knowledge to assist you with
all of your company's legal support service needs.
CLSS ONLINE, INC. = RESULTS AND PEACE OF MIND
CLSS Online, Inc.’s whole purpose in the Legal Support services field is and always has been to meet and exceed you the client’s expectations. The truth of the matter is, there is not another company that has the experience and expertise or ability to proficiently handle "State to State" discovery like CLSS Online, Inc. We at CLSS Online, Inc. pride ourselves in being the very best at what we do. Our clients have come to rely upon our expertise and continue to use CLSS Online, Inc. because they know they can trust the people who make up CLSS Online, Inc. to get their assignments done, on time every time. CLSS Online, Inc. is available to be in service to you and your firm. It is really pretty simply, our job at CLSS Online, Inc. is to make our clients look good!
We are a proud founding member of the National Association of Professional Process Servers, members of the California Association of Legal Support Professionals and the National Court Reporters Association.
What is a Process Server?
Process Servers are individuals over the age of 18 who give legal notice to a party requiring them to respond to a proceeding scheduled to be held before a court, government body, or tribunal. Notice is usually provided by presenting the party in question with court documents such as Summonses, Complaints, Subpoenas, etc.
Each state has their own rules regarding service of process. Some documents must be served personally, while others may be served upon a person of approved age at the intended party's residence or place of employment.
The requirements for becoming a process server are equally varied. Many states have no licensing laws, others require process servers to be licensed, pass educational testing, and / or execute a bond. Some states have local licensing laws applicable to certain areas. In New York, for example, requires all those who wish to serve process within New York City's five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens) to be licensed through the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. The same rule does not apply to the rest of the state.
All of the process servers who run our field offices adhere to any licensing, education, and bonding requirements imposed by the jurisdiction in which they operate.
Need a Court Reporter? We have a working relationship with Court Reporting Agencies for all your Court Reporting/Deposition needs NationWide.
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Glendale, CA 91203
Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act
Prior to the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act "UIDDA", conducting discovery in jurisdictions outside of the trial state was cumbersome and expensive. Many states enacted a form of the Uniform Foreign Depositions Act which required having to obtain a Commission or Letters Rogatory from the trial state in order have a subpoena issued in the foreign state. Thanks to the Uniform Law Commission, the UIDDA has eased the requirements in the discovery process outside of the trial state.
In order to issue a subpoena pursuant to the UIDDA, the subpoena from the trial state is presented to the clerk of the court in the county where discovery is to be made in the foreign state. Thereafter, the clerk, in accordance with their procedures, should promptly issue the subpoena directly to the individual or entity.
While the UIDDA was created to make discovery easier by removing the need for local counsel, judge's involvement or obtaining a commission, you will find that there is little uniformity given every state, every county down to every court clerk has their own procedures.
Much of what we do is based on the application of the UIDDA and each state's version of it. To learn more about the UIDDA, please contact us so we you can learn about each state and county procedures.
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