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What the? Can't copy Subpoenas

Well all subpoenaed files are at court, so after requesting to view I went to the court today to view as they rang and said I could come down now and view.
Anyway I travel all the way to be told that no pernission has been given for anything on several subpoenaed documents till day of court (fine enough, I know whats in them already) and others have only permission to photocopy, I said ok and asked to photocopy them - they said no as I could view them while photocoping, so i asked if they could photocopy for me and again no as I may view them once I get them. So I can not read them and technically we really can't photocopy either - apparently this is on all parties to our case not just me.
Is this normal cause sounds pretty strange to me or should I be raising questions about this?
Are any of these medical records? These cannot be copied at all I understand.

Did you fill out the form to get permission to view?
Yes, filed out the forms. even subpoena/file room guy thought it was strange.
dhs, police, medical, school and similair
Who issued the Subpoena? You? The ICL? Other Party?

When they were issued, a Return of Subpoena Hearing would have been scheduled. If you didn't issue the subpoena, you would have gotton a copy of the subpoena and been notified in writing by the issuer of the date and time of the Return of Subpoena Hearing.

Did you attend a Return of Subpoena Hearing? At that hearing did you seek 'leave' 'view' and/or 'photocopy' the subpoena material?

You need to find out who currently has 'leave' to 'view' or 'photocopy'.

If you don't have 'leave' to 'view' or 'photocopy' then you need to apply for leave. Do you have a Docket Judge (usually a Register)?

If so, write then a letter/fax/email and request 'leave of view and/or photocopy' the subpoena. You must ask for leave on each one - not collectively. You will need to justify why you want 'view and/or photocopy' access. Don't forget to send a copies of letter/fax/email to other parties. You must put all parties on notice that you intend to seek leave. They must be able to attend a hearing or phone conference if they object.

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4MYDAUGHTER
Thanks 4mydaughter,
All 3 of us requested subpoenas.
there was a a subpoena court date thing but I did not find out till after the event and only through seeing it listed on comcourts site. It had normal return date and time on the subpoena but never before was there a court date for it.
2 were to be and were returned after that date.

All have leave to photocopy but that's it.
faith said
Thanks 4mydaughter,
All 3 of us requested subpoenas.
there was a a subpoena court date thing but I did not find out till after the event and only through seeing it listed on comcourts site. It had normal return date and time on the subpoena but never before was there a court date for it.
2 were to be and were returned after that date.
All have leave to photocopy but that's it.
  Sorry to be blunt but you need to pay closer attention to whats going on in your matter.

If you issued a subpeona then you would have been given a 'return date' and return of subpoena hearing date. AND if you issued a subpoena then its your responsibility to notify the other parties of the return date once you've filed it.

Something you are saying doesn't make sense. If you all have 'leave to photocopy', then it stands to reason that you should all have leave to 'view' as well. Perhaps this is an oversight by the Registrar who gave leave to 'photocopy' or its not been keyed into the file system properly.

Get before a Registrar and get leave to 'view'.

4MYDAUGHTER
I can understand how you see it that way, but mine were ones to be returned after that court date and I did send to other parties and there was no extra court date for that. The ones I received from the others had the return of documents date and just the time was 10am not the normal 4:00 or something it normally is, I asked about that and was told sometimes it is just requested for other times in the day. There was nothing with subpoenas to say it was to be at court or that there was a hearing.

I am presuming myself that your comment may be correct, just an error on the computer and may need to chase this up.
thanks for your help.
faith said
I can understand how you see it that way, but mine were ones to be returned after that court date and I did send to other parties and there was no extra court date for that. The ones I received from the others had the return of documents date and just the time was 10am not the normal 4:00 or something it normally is, I asked about that and was told sometimes it is just requested for other times in the day. There was nothing with subpoenas to say it was to be at court or that there was a hearing.
 
Return of Subpoena Hearing are usually/normally at 10:00am in the morning and NOT 4:00pm. If you've attended a Return of Subpoena Hearing at 4:00PM its probably because you've had another another issue on and they've be combined.

Date date and time specified on the subpoena for the material to be returned IS the Return of Subpoena Hearing date and time. It's not an 'extra' court date as such.

Faith said
There was nothing with subpoenas to say it was to be at court or that there was a hearing.

Maybe not. But if you're planning on self-representing then you need take responsibility for finding out/learning about court practices and processes.

4MYDAUGHTER
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