You need to have the subpoena issued by the clerk of court and served by a non-party. If you are asking for 3rd party records there are additional requirements. Not an easy area, especially in San Francisco. If you have a strong case you should be able to find an attorney to help you.
If you are representing yourself in pro per, you must have the clerk of the court issue the subpoenas. You should then have a non-party (preferably a registered process server) personally serve each subpoena. Using a registered process server (usually $45 to $60 per service) is preferable over you trying to find out how to do this, and in turn, trying to teach an inexperienced person the procedure for service of a subpoena.
Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. This posting does not create any attorney-client relationship. The information presented here is general in nature and is not intended nor should be construed as legal advice for any particular case or client. For specific advice about your particular situation, please consult with your own attorney. This posting is not intended to constitute an advertisement nor a solicitation.
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