(a) The arbitrators, or an arbitrator at the direction of the arbitrators, may issue a subpoena for:
(1) attendance of a witness; or
(2) production of books, records, documents, or other evidence.
(b) A witness required to appear by subpoena under this section may appear at the hearing before the arbitrators or at a deposition.

Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 171.051

  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.

(c) A subpoena issued under this section shall be served in the manner provided by law for the service of a subpoena issued in a civil action pending in a district court.
(d) Each provision of law requiring a witness to appear, produce evidence, and testify under a subpoena issued in a civil action pending in a district court applies to a subpoena issued under this section.