Streamlined Subpoena Processing for All Case Types Beginning September 1, 2020
In view of limited staffing and office access due to COVID-19 social distancing criteria, on April 29, 2020 the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) revised its procedures for requesting issuance of subpoenas. OALJ also piloted a streamlined procedure for processing subpoena requests in Longshore and Defense Base Act cases entirely via email. The pilot was well-received, and OALJ has decided to end the pilot and to extend this procedure to be the default for all case types, effective September 1, 2020.
OALJ has consolidated all information on how to obtain subpoenas on its general Subpoenas page. Please consult that page for additional information and links to updated forms.