Illinois lawyers can now issue subpoenas on their own. Sweet!
On a semi-related note, has anyone noticed the wide variety with which people pronounce the words “subponea duces tecum?”
- Subpoena (sometimes sup-peeny for the southern lawyers)
- Duces (dooses, deuces, duchess, dookes, etc)
- Tecum (tay-kum, teachem, teesum, teekum)
It’d be nice if at least all lawyers agreed to pronounce this the same way, so if we bastardize the Latin, we do it uniformly.
(Howard Zimmerle is an attorney in the Quad City area, and is looking forward to having subpoena power).