The Act concerns issuing subpoenas for taking depositions and for producing documents and tangible things at deposition. The Act provides that, upon agreement of the parties, an attorney may compel the presence of a witness at a deposition or command the production of documents and tangible things at the examination by issuing a subpoena under the attorney's own signature. However, an attorney may personally issue a subpoena for deposition or production only on behalf of a court in which the attorney is authorized to practice or a court for a venue where the deposition is to be taken and the deposition pertains to an action pending in a court in which the attorney is authorized to practice. An attorney can still obtain a subpoena from the clerk of court if he or she so desires.
"CIVIL PRACTICE Subpoenas: Allow Issuance of Subpoenas for Depositions by Attorneys,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 14
, Article 8.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol14/iss1/8