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Code of Civil Procedure - CCP


  ( Heading of Part 4 amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299. )

TITLE 4. CIVIL DISCOVERY ACT [2016.010 - 2036.050]

  ( Title 4 added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 182, Sec. 23. )

CHAPTER 12. Discovery in Action Pending Outside California [2029.100 - 2029.900]

  ( Heading of Chapter 12 amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 231, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 1. Interstate and International Depositions and Discovery Act [2029.100 - 2029.900]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 231, Sec. 3. )


(a) Notwithstanding Sections 1986 and 2029.300, if a party to a proceeding pending in a foreign jurisdiction retains an attorney licensed to practice in this state, who is an active member of the State Bar, and that attorney receives the original or a true and correct copy of a foreign subpoena, the attorney may issue a subpoena under this article.

(b) A subpoena issued under this section shall satisfy all of the following conditions:

(1) It shall incorporate the terms used in the foreign subpoena.

(2) It shall contain or be accompanied by the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all counsel of record in the proceeding to which the subpoena relates and of any party not represented by counsel.

(3) It shall bear the caption and case number of the out-of-state case to which it relates.

(4) It shall state the name of the superior court of the county in which the discovery is to be conducted.

(5) It shall be on a form prescribed by the Judicial Council pursuant to Section 2029.390.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 231, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2009.)