NATIONAL RECORD RETRIEVAL, REQUESTS BY AUTHORIZATION, DEPOSITION WRITTEN QUESTIONS (DWQs)
Retrieval of records from non-parties for a lawsuit’s evidentiary purposes can be a daunting, even confusing task. The Legal Connection is a national record retrieval company that can assist your law firm. We specialize in requests before and after your lawsuits are filed.
The Legal Connection can help you get the legal records you need before your lawsuit is filed. We’ll prepare a request using your client’s Authorization for release. We can customize your request to include an Admissible Affidavit per the Rules of Evidence, if needed.
Once the lawsuit is filed, we can prepare, certify, and deliver court documents including a Notice of Written Deposition, Deposition Written Questions, and Subpoena Duces Tecum.
The Legal Connection has the knowledge and understanding to assist with admissible, inadmissible and reasonable/necessary requests. Our experience dealing with Witnesses ensures a timely turnaround and allows you to focus on the practice of law. We make sure to follow the rules of civil procedure during the record retrieval process which saves time for you. Each custodian is verified and confirmed before the request is sent, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
The typical types of record retrieval services are as follows:
- Employment (Personnel, Payroll and Human Resources)
- Government (Court, IRS, Military)
- Medical Records
- Medical imaging (Film, Scans, X-Ray, and Reporting)
- Mental Health
- Phone (Cellular and Landline)
- Physical Therapy
- Real Estate and Title
- Social Security
- Workers Compensation
One of our specialties at The Legal Connection is preparing and overseeing the issuance of Depositions Upon Written Questions (“DWQ”) and Subpoenas Duces Tecum from non-parties. Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 200 guides the issuance of a Notice and Questions. It states: “A party may take the testimony of any person or entity by deposition on written questions before any person authorized by law to take depositions on written questions.” The DWQ can be issued in either an Admissible or Inadmissible format. We tailor the DWQ to your case and have forms to include business, medical, billing, police, cell phone, radiology, dental, academic, mental health, banking, emergency, and social security, to name a few. Keep in mind it is necessary to serve notice on the Witness and all parties at least twenty (20) days before the DWQ is taken.
The Legal Connection database has thousands of forms necessary to process your request. If, however, you have a special need or request, our team will modify the forms to meet your special needs and keep them on file for future use.
Records are digitally stored for your convenience. You can access your documents online anytime, and check the status of your record retrieval requests. The Legal Connection will also convert your records to a format required for easy integration with your document management software.