The Office of the Attorney General of Texas (OAG) has designated individuals who are authorized to accept service of a subpoena on behalf of the OAG when the subpoena involves the official duties of the agency. No employee other than these designated individuals may accept service of a subpoena on behalf of the OAG.
Where do I serve a subpoena on the OAG?
Subpoenas should be directed to:
Are there any special considerations prior to issuing a subpoena on the OAG?
- Subpoenas commanding testimony of the OAG should describe with reasonable particularity the matters on which examination is requested. Tex. R. Civ. P. 176.6(b). This assists the OAG in responding to the subpoena.
- Generally, the subpoena should not direct a specific individual to appear for testimony as the OAG has the right to designate the appropriate employee, if any, to testify on behalf of the agency regarding matters known or reasonably available to the agency. Tex. R. Civ. P. 176.6(b).
- Most of the documents, records, information and data of the OAG – Child Support Division are confidential and privileged under both state and federal law. See Tex. Fam. Code Ann. § 231.108; 42 U.S.C.A. § 654(26)
Should I contact the OAG before issuing a subpoena?
We encourage you to discuss your specific request with our attorneys prior to issuing a subpoena. This may avoid unnecessary litigation regarding the confidential and privileged nature of agency files and records.