04 Jan 2016

Issuing a local subpoena (Cook Co) from an out of state case

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Current as of 10/25/16

***Illinois Senate Bill 45 signed into law which enacts the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act – Effective Date 1/1/2016***

Please click on the link above to read the full bill.

Cook County: We need 4 copies of the following documents: Civil Action Cover Sheet, Subpoena For A Foreign Action Cover Sheet and a Cook County subpoena, and your local issued subpoena.  The clerk keeps 2 copies, we serve 1 copy and return the other to you. There is a $368.00 filing fee that has to paid to Cook Co. Please email us for a detailed instructions on how to fill out the forms as well as the breakdown of all fees.

DuPage County: A petition and your local subpoena you want served has to be electronically filed. Our company is setup to do the e-filing. There is no filing fee to the court.

Kane County: A new case filing sheet and three (3) copies of the Kane Co subpoena for records/deposition or subpoena/subpoena duces tecum is needed. There is no filing fee to the court.

Will County: A petition needs to be filed along with your local subpoena and a Will County subpoena.  No filing fee to the court.

Lake County: We need 2 or more copies of the subpoena you want served. Clerk will stamp your subpoena. No other documentation needed. No filing fee to the court.

Service of subpoena (section 4 of the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act) states:
A subpoena issued by a clerk of court under Section 3 must be served in compliance
with Illinois Supreme Court Rules 204 and 237 and Section
2-1101 of the Code of Civil Procedure

Important Notes:

Discovery depositions of non-party physicians see Illinois Supreme Court Rule 204(c).

Witness fees in Illinois are $20 (for records only) and $20 plus return mileage at $0.20 cents per mile (round trip) for deposition appearances.  Click here to read the statute.

Also note that physicians are entitled to a reasonable fee for copying records under ILCS 735 ILCS 5/8-2006.  These fees change with inflation each year.  Currently a handling charge of $26.58 in addition to “per page” charges ranging from $0.25 to $1.66 are in effect as of 2014.  The updated rates can be found at the Illinois Comptroller’s web site.

We can assist you with the filing of subpoenas in Illinois for the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DeKalb, Will, Grundy, Kendall, Peoria and Vermilion.