Saturday, July 16, 2016

Federal Subpoena Duces Tecum Form in Word

The Federal Court forms website,, is a tremendously useful resource, but the forms are only available in PDF format.  Often, I find that the size of the fields in these forms are smaller than I need for a given case.  It would be so much easier if the forms were made available in Word format so that they could be more flexible.

As a paralegal, the form that I use most often is probably AO 88A, which is the subpoena duces tecum or subpoena to produce documents form.  I have prepared a Word version of the form that is available for download at  This document is a Word template, and it includes a dropdown list of all of the United States District Courts.  The template will help avoid accidentally saving over the original blank form as you create a new subpoena document.

Please review the form to ensure that all of the information contained in it accurately reflects all of the required information prior to using it in litigation.

If you have any questions about the form or suggestions for additional blog topics, or if I might be able to help you in some way, feel free to email me at

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