Must i appear in illinois district court, as a witness for the defendant (my employer), in a civil action, if i am served a "Notice of Trial" letter, that says "You are COMMANDED to Appear", noting that the letter does not have the word subpeona anywhere on it?
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
It sounds like a subpoena to me. Those are the first 5 words of most subpoenas. Who sent you this document? If it is legitimate, (and it most likely is,) then you mist appear.
If you have doubts, bring it to an attorney for review.
Witness fees are $40 per day and 55.5 cents per mile.
You may want to sit down with an attorney to discuss.
Robert T. Kuehl
Kuehl Law, P.C.