This useful and time saving new rule simplifies the trial subpoena process by allowing a litigant to subpoena a party or a person under the party's control for appearance at trial by simply serving the subpoena upon the party's attorney of record, as set forth in CPLR 2103(b).
The new rule provides:
Where the attendance at trial of a party or person within the party's control can be compelled by a trial subpoena, that subpoena may be served by delivery in accordance with subdivision (b) of rule 2103 to the party's attorney of record.
007, c. 192, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2008.)
McKinney's CPLR § 2303-a, NY CPLR § 2303-a
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