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“When Is It Criminal to Issue a Subpoena? The Intersection of Subpoena Practice and the Unauthorized Practice of Law,” DRI For the Defense

Do subpoena service providers engage in the unauthorized practice of law — a crime — by engaging in activities traditionally restricted to licensed attorneys? And how does utilizing service providers impact their enforceability?

In this article, Seth L. Laver and Michael P. Luongo, attorneys in Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability Practice Group, examine critical considerations for attorneys as they increasingly utilize litigation support and document procurement services in the subpoena process. Seth and Michael explore varying processes for issuing out-of-state subpoenas, how litigation support services may help while remaining within ethical boundaries, and best practices to manage risk in the process.

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