The Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act or UIDDA as it is commonly referred was created to ease the difficulties faced when serving subpoenas over state lines. Originally developed in 2007 by the Uniform Law Commission, the UIDDA harmonizes the out-of-state subpoena process for state court cases. With the UIDDA it is no longer necessary to hire an attorney in another state to reissue a subpoena in that state.
In the majority of cases the UIDDA will require that the process server will work with the court clerk in the jurisdiction in which they are seeking discovery. The subpoena will need to be reissued in that new jurisdiction even though they will not need to file a motion. The documents will not be able to be served as they are outside of the original jurisdiction though the process has been streamlined and simplified for ease of service.
An experienced and skilled process server will save time in the process of domesticating your out-of-state subpoena. States vary in rules and policies which your process server should be familiar with. They will have the knowledge necessary for locating the court clerk that can assist in reissuing your subpoena which will speed up the completion of the task while ensuring that accuracy is maintained throughout the process.
The process by which a foreign subpoena is domesticated under the UIDDA through the Uniform Law Commision is to “present a clerk of the court located in the state where discoverable materials are sought with a subpoena issued by a court in the trial state. Once the clerk receives the foreign subpoena, the clerk will issue a subpoena for service upon the person or entity on which the original subpoena is directed.”
The UIDDA has proved invaluable in the simplification of domesticating foreign subpoenas. The process concerning foreign subpoenas was often expensive and time consuming in an effort to achieve domestication prior to the introduction of the UIDDA.
J & K Investigative Services, Inc. can help you with all your process serving needs whether you require a New Jersey subpoena process server, service out-of-state, or around the world.