1:1-11.1 Subpoenas for attendance of witnesses; production of documentary evidence; issuance; contents
(a) Subpoenas may be issued by the Clerk, any judge, or by pro se parties, attorneys-at-law or non-lawyer representatives, in the name of the Clerk, to compel the attendance of a person to testify or to produce books, papers, documents, electronically stored information or other objects at a hearing, provided, however, that a subpoena to compel the attendance of the Governor, an agency head, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, or Division Director may be issued only by a judge. A subpoena for the Governor, an agency head, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, or Division Director shall be issued only if the requesting party makes a showing that the subpoenaed individual has firsthand knowledge of, or direct involvement in, the events giving rise to the contested case, or that the testimony is essential to prevent injustice.
(b) The subpoena shall contain the title and docket number of the case, the name of the person to whom it has been issued, the time and place at which the person subpoenaed must appear, the name and telephone number of the party who has requested the subpoena and a statement that all inquiries concerning the subpoena should be directed to the requesting party. The subpoena shall command the person to whom it is directed to attend and give testimony or to produce books, papers, documents or other designated objects at the time and place specified therein and on any continued dates.
(c) Subpoenas to compel the attendance of a person to testify at a deposition may be issued by a judge pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:1-10.2(c).
(d) A subpoena which requires production of books, papers, documents or other objects designated therein shall not be used as a discovery device in place of discovery procedures otherwise available under this chapter, nor as a means of avoiding discovery deadlines established by this chapter or by the judge in a particular case.
(e) Subpoena forms shall be available free of charge from the Office of Administrative Law. Subpoena forms may be obtained from the Clerk of the Office of Administrative Law or on the State of New Jersey Office of Administrative Law website www.state.nj.us/oal/.
(f) Upon request by a party, subpoena issued by the Clerk or by a judge may be forwarded to that party by facsimile transmission. Facsimile transmitted subpoenas shall be served in the same manner and shall have the same force and effect as any other subpoena pursuant to this subchapter. A party requesting a facsimile transmittal shall be charged for such transmittal pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:1-7.5(e).