As required by the California Code of Civil Procedure, Section 2020(d)(3), any Deposition Subpoena for Production of Business Records must designate a deposition officer who shall be a registered professional photocopier.
California Legal Support Services meets the qualifications to be designated as a DEPOSITION OFFICER, in compliance with Evidence Code § 1560(e), Code of Civil Procedure, Section 2020.420, and Business and Professions Code § 22451(g).
If you desire to use California Legal Support Services as your deposition officer, please call for the price and the EXACT NAME of the individual who will be acting as your deposition officer, to be contained in your Deposition Subpoena for Production of Business Records (SUBP-010) for the deposition officer.
The officer for a deposition seeking discovery only of business records for copying under this article shall be a professional photocopier registered under Chapter 20 (commencing with Section 22450 ) of Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, or a person exempted from the registration requirements of that chapter under Section 22451 of the Business and Professions Code. This deposition officer shall not be financially interested in the action, or a relative or employee of any attorney of the parties. Any objection to the qualifications of the deposition officer is waived unless made before the date of production or as soon thereafter as the ground for that objection becomes known or could be discovered by reasonable diligence.
A professional photocopier is any person who for compensation obtains or reproduces documents authorized to be produced under Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 56) of Division 1 of, or Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798 ) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of, the Civil Code, or Section 1158 of, or Article 4 (commencing with Section 1560) of Chapter 2 of Division 11 of, the Evidence Code and who, while engaged in performing that activity, has access to the information contained therein. A professional photocopier shall be registered pursuant to this chapter by the county clerk of the county in which he or she resides or has his or her principal place of business, and in which he or she maintains a branch office.
This chapter does not apply to any of the following:
(a) Any government employee who is acting in the course of his or her employment.
(b) A member of the State Bar or his or her employees, agents, or independent contractors.
(c) Any person who is specially appointed by the court to obtain or reproduce in order to transmit or distribute those records.
(d) An employee or agent of a person who is registered under this chapter.
(e) Any custodian of records who makes his or her own copies.
(f) Any certified shorthand reporter, official court reporter, or stenotype operator who makes his or her own copies.
(g) Any person licensed as a Private Investigator under Chapter 11.5 (commencing with Section 7512) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code or his or her employees.
(h) The Office of the Secretary of State.
California Investigative and
Legal Support Services
1117 Second Street
Old Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 372-2722