Subpoenas

Minn. Stat. § 176.351 subd.2 provides:
Acting with or without the written request of an interested party, the commissioner or compensation judge before whom a hearing is held may issue a subpoena for the attendance of a witness or the production of such books, papers, records and documents as are material in the cause and are designated in the subpoena. The commissioner may also issue a subpoena for the attendance of a witness or the production of such books, papers, records, and documents as are material in the cause pending and are designated in the subpoena.

Workers’ Compensation Subpoena Request Steps:

  1. The party requesting the subpoena shall provide to the assigned Compensation Judge a written statement of the materiality of the testimony or document to be subpoenaed along with the fully completed subpoena. A copy of the request shall be provided to all interested parties, as well as the Court.

  2. If approved, OAH will then return the completed subpoena to the requesting party for service.

  3. If denied, the Judge will issue an Order Denying the Subpoena.