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OALJ Forms

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Form Description
Application or Request for Subpoena To be filed with subpoena and/or subpoena duces tecum
Subpoena For appearance and testimony of witness
Subpoena Duces Tecum For production of documents, information, or objects
Notice of Appearance Entry of appearance by counsel


Useful Information


Documents may be filed with the Hearing Clerk's Office on weekdays (except on federal holidays) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (Eastern). The Rules of Practice establish timelines for filing. Please refer to the Rules of Practice.


Mail sent to USDA is irradiated, thereby delaying receipt. It is therefore recommended that parties use a commercial carrier (such as FedEx or UPS) or the overnight service of USPS when mailing to the Hearing Clerk's Office.

Subpoena Requests

A party who wishes to procure an individual's appearance and testimony at a hearing may request that the Judge issue a subpoena. Additionally, a party who seeks to have an individual produce certain documents may request that the Judge issue a subpoena duces tecum. 

To request issuance of a subpoena or subpoena duces tecum, a party should file with the Hearing Clerk's Office: (1) an Application or Request for Subpoena; and (2) the Subpoena and/or Subpoena Duces Tecum requiring the Judge's signature. Please note that the necessary forms may be downloaded from the chart above. Once the Judge has signed subpoena and/or subpoena duces tecum, the requesting party must have it served. Anyone who is at least 18 years of age and not a party to the case may serve the subpoena and/or subpoena duces tecum.