Friday, July 24, 2009

subpoenas - service - minors - Pa. R.C.P. 234.2


In Re: Amendment of Rule 234.2 - Issuance and Service of Subpoenas; No. 514 Civil Procedural Rules Docket, Opinion By: per curiam, Posted By: W.D. Prothonotary

Date Rendered: 7/23/2009, Date Posted: 7/23/2009
Opinion Type: Rules 514civ.pdf

Date Rendered: 7/23/2009, Date Posted: 7/23/2009
Opinion Type: Rules 514civ.attach.pdf

Date Rendered: 7/23/2009, Date Posted: 7/23/2009
Opinion Type: Rules 514civ.rpt.pdf


Explanatory Comment

To provide greater protection to minors, Rule 234.2 has been amended to provide a separate procedure for the issuance and service of a subpoena on a witness who is a minor. The amendment provides that a subpoena must be served upon the minor and the guardian of the minor. A subpoena may be served on a minor who is a witness without also serving the guardian if a court has reviewed and given prior approval for the issuance of the subpoena upon good cause shown.

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