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Rule 24. Subpoenaed Witnesses

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice Superior Court

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice Superior Court (Refs & Annos)
Gila County (Refs & Annos)
17C A.R.S. Super.Ct.Local Prac.Rules, Gila County, Rule 24
Rule 24. Subpoenaed Witnesses
A. A subpoena is process of the court directing a witness to appear before the court. Whenever a witness is served a subpoena for a trial, the party on whose behalf the witness is subpoenaed may not release the witness from appearing at the trial or hearing without prior notice to the opposing party, who may object to the release of the witness. If a party objects to the release of a subpoenaed witness, the court may assess the costs of service and witness fees to the objecting party.
B. Counsel who subpoena witnesses to testify shall confer with opposing counsel and with the court in order to avoid unnecessary waiting on the part of such witnesses pending their call to the witness stand. Where appropriate, witnesses shall be excused and directed to return to court at a later time.
C. Witnesses subpoenaed to appear for matters that are postponed shall remain under subpoena and subject to sanctions for disobedience to the subpoena; however, counsel who requested the subpoena shall be responsible for providing the witness with written information of any new or rescheduled hearing date sufficiently in advance to allow the witness to arrange for appearance.


Added June 17, 1999, effective July 1, 1999.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Gila County, Rule 24, AZ ST GILA SUPER CT Rule 24
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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