Jay Young is a top mediator in Las Vegas, Nevada. ADR Certified since 1994. Additional 40 hour certification and graduate of Pepperdine Law’s Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution’s “Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques” program. Jay is a Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge (mediator), a Judge Pro Tem, a Special Master, and a National Mediation Panelist for the American Arbitration Association and Advanced Resolution Management. Contact him at (855) 777-4476. Go here for Jay’s full bio.
How should one properly respond to a Nevada subpoena? As is so often the case in the law, the answer is “it depends.” Let’s first discuss the different types of subpoenas and then decide on the best way to respond to them.
The post assumes that you are not a party to the litigation and that the subpoena is not for trial testimony. If that is the case, the subpoena is served for the purpose of either compelling your attendance to testify or for gathering information one of the parties thinks they need to prove their case, and is called a discovery subpoena. A discovery subpoena may require the receiving party to turn over documents, allow for the inspection of physical premises, and/or provide testimony. Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (“NRCP”), NRCP 45(b)(1), NRCP 30(b)(1). (more…)