Bar Rules

RULE 14-6.2 SUBPOENAS

State Bar Programs / Part XIV - Rules Governing the Investigation and Prosecution of the Unlicensed Practice of Law / 14-6. PROCEDURES FOR INVESTIGATION / RULE 14-6.2 SUBPOENAS

(a) Issuance by Superior Court. Upon receiving a written application of the chair of the Standing Committee or of a District Committee or staff counsel alleging facts indicating that a person or entity is or may be practicing law without a license and that the issuance of a subpoena is necessary for the investigation of such unlicensed practice, the clerk of the Superior Court in which the committee is located shall issue subpoenas in the name of the chief Judge of the Superior Court for the attendance of any person and production of books and records before staff counsel or the investigating District Committee or any member thereof at the time and place within its district designated in such application. Such subpoenas shall be returnable to the Superior Court of the residence or place of business of the person subpoenaed. A like subpoena shall issue upon application by any person or entity under investigation.

(b) Failure to Comply. Failure to comply with any subpoena shall constitute a contempt of court and may be punished by the Superior Court that issued the subpoena or where the contemnor may be found. The Superior Court shall have the power to enter such orders as may be necessary for the enforcement of the subpoena.



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