The Leaner, Meaner Federal Subpoena …

Somewhat lost amid the holiday din were the recent amendments to Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. These significant changes took effect on December 1, 2013, and simplify some of the procedures relating to subpoenas in Federal court. Issuing a Subpoena: The amendments set forth that the issuing court for all subpoenas is the court where the action is pending. Fed. R. Civ. P. 45 (a).