How zombies make me a better writer

by Rebecca on May 18, 2012

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I recently outran five zombie mobs. My kids ask if I did a zombie run when they get home and whether the zombies got me. At least two of them understand that I’m not really being chased. I’ve been playing Zombies, Run! I take my iPhone on my run, start the app, and I hear […]

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I’ve written before about a Georgia advisory opinion that addresses the misuse of subpoenas and requires attorneys to either notice or jointly schedule a deposition before having a subpoena issued. The advisory opinion is treated as persuasive authority, and it has now been cited in a trial-court opinion discussing discovery abuses. Trial court ruled that […]

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In Georgia, the answer is no—even though substituted service can be good service for a complaint. Service of a complaint and service of subpoenas are governed by different rules. Don’t get them mixed up! When you need to subpoena an individual, the only ways to serve that individual are outlined in O.C.G.A. § 24-13-23. If […]

Out-of-State Subpoena Presentation

by Rebecca on November 16, 2011

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Last night I spoke to the Atlanta chapter of the NALS on out-of-state subpoenas. I was honored to be asked to speak and enjoyed the group. Below is the presentation.

Need out-of-state subpoena info for all states?

by Rebecca on October 12, 2011

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Updated June 13, 2014: I have uploaded a new chart with updated citations to each state’s statute or rule governing out-of-state subpoenas. I’ve previously covered how to obtain documents and testimony in Georgia for an out-of-state case (see my articles and posts listed on my Out-of-State Subpoena Toolkit page). But what about other states? There […]

UFDA remains in effect in Georgia

by Rebecca on June 23, 2011

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July 2, 2012 update: HB 46 is now in effect. See this post addressing the highlights. ******************************************************************* In a week, several pieces of legislation in Georgia will become effective, but the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act will not be one of them. It was introduced in January as HB 46 (last year as HB 917), […]

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(Post below has been updated with the new code sections regarding out-of-state subpoenas that went into effect on January 1, 2013. – RBP) Arbitration governed by state arbitration statutes In Georgia, there are two procedures under which a Georgia subpoena for an out-of-state action may be issued for state-court matters. For both procedures a “foreign […]

UIDDA coming to Georgia?

by Rebecca on January 25, 2011

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July 2, 2012 update: The UIDDA is now in effect, as passed in HB 46. ***************************** After not passing last year as HB 917, a version of the UIDDA (Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act) was introduced yesterday in the House as HB 46. The proposed Act is set to be effective July 1, 2011. […]