Connecticut Guide to Remote Hearings (pdf):
IV. Preparing for the Hearing
OLR Research Reports - Connecticut
Office of Legislative Research:
Pro Se Litigants
You asked whether (1) statutes and court rules prohibit pro se litigants from obtaining subpoenas to discover evidence in civil cases while allowing represented parties to obtain and issue subpoenas...
Compelling Witnesses to Come to Court - 2008-R-0397
You asked how civil court compel witnesses to testify and what expenses are reimbursed.
Subpoenas - 2001-R-0201
about states that permit law enforcement officials to use investigative
subpoenas to gather information in criminal investigations.
Subpoena of Superior Court Judges - 2000-R-0761
whether the legislature could compel the attendance of a Superior Court
judge at a legislative hearing.
Pre-litigation Subpoenas - 1998-R-0957
when an attorney investigating whether or not to file a lawsuit can subpoena
financial records of a potential defendant.
Parole - Subpoena Power - 1998-R-0378
whether the Board of Parole currently has subpoena power.
Prosecutors Investigative Subpoenas - 1998-R-0346
for a description of the investigative subpoena powers of federal
prosecutors and the check on their use of that power. You also asked how
these powers differ from civil and agency subpoena powers.
Using Subpoena Powers - 1998-R-0259
us to indicate if agencies and other organizations and people with subpoena
powers are using them.
Subpoena Powers - 1997-R-0041
for a list of the agencies that have subpoena power and a brief description
of the power.
and Investigative Subpoena Powers - 1996-R-1085
(1) for a summary of Connecticut and federal grand jury law, and RB 669, "An
Act Granting Investigative Subpoena Powers"; (2) whether other states have
investigative grand juries, and (3) whether any state or the federal
government grants prosecutors the power to subpoena evidence or testimony
independent of a grand jury's participation and before a crime has been
Power - 1996-R-0654
us to update OLR 85-R-0992, which details who has subpoena power in
The Judicial Branch law libraries hold a number of
items that may be helpful when researching subpoenas, witnesses, depositions and evidentiary
law. Search the online catalog for availability and locations.
A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions,
by Susan Kim, et al.
Library of Connecticut Civil Discovery Forms,
a Publication of the Connecticut Law Tribune
Connecticut Trial Evidence Notebook,
by Dale Faulkner, et al. (see Capias entry)
Connecticut Medical Malpractice: a Manual of Practice and Procedure,
by Joyce Lagnese et al.
Tait's Handbook of Connecticut Evidence 5th Edition,
by Tait and Prescott
Connecticut Evidence, by Holden and Daly (see Section 122b Witnesses - Presence in Court)
Chapter 899 - Evidence
Sec. 52-143 Subpoenas for witnesses. Penalty for failure to appear and testify.
Sec. 52-144 Form of subpoena.
Sec. 52-148e Issuance of subpoena for taking of deposition.
Deposition to be used in federal court or court of other state or foreign
country. Objection to subpoena.
Sec. 52-155 Depositions before commissioner appointed by other jurisdiction. Compulsory process for witnesses.
Sec. 52-161a Subpoenaing of court reporter as witness.
Sec. 52-161b Subpoenaing of crime victim by pro se litigant. Court authorization required.
Chapter 961 - Trial and Proceedings after Conviction
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the full-text of the statutes:
Connecticut Practice Book
Sec. 13-28. Persons before whom deposition taken; Subpoenas
Sec. 15-4. Medical evidence
Sec. 24-22. Hearings in small claims actions; Subpoenas
Sec. 32a-2. Hearing procedure; Subpoenas
Sec. 40-2. Criminal Matters - Good faith efforts and subpoenas
151 Conn. App. 574, 96 A.3d 597 (2014).
"The court is granted broad discretion in
issuing subpoenas for witnesses on behalf of self-represented parties."
Sec. 40-44. Criminal Matters - Depositions; grounds
205 Conn. 542, 534 A.2d 888 (1987).
"While it is true that the defendant does not
have the power by subpoena to force an out-of-state witness to travel to
Connecticut for trial, General Statutes 52-148c allows a party to apply
to the court for a commission to take the deposition of an out-of-state
witness. Once the commission is granted by the court in this state, a
subpoena can be obtained in the proposed deponent's state to force the
deponent to attend a deposition in his state."
Struckman v. Burns (13136),