My (adult) child was served with a summons about two weeks ago.
A law office representing the school district has been trying to reach her for months because she is a witness to an event they are being sued over, but she has been ignoring their calls. I guess there's no ignoring a summons.
I took her in today, and she did her thing (I waited in a waiting area). Half an hour later, the attorneys for the district (defendant) and the plaintiff said their good-byes to us, and we were on our way.
The trial is scheduled for March 22, 2010, but Paige isn't yet sure if she'll have to actually testify.