I am a Pro-Se Plaintiff in civil personal injury case against Walmart where I was badly injured. Since beginning of 2018 I am not able to receive subpoenas and Open Records from Atlanta Federal Court. Clerks by direction of the Judge counted my Requests for Public Open Records as a Motion and Judge Denied my requests. Also all my requests for subpoenas also were denied by the Judge. Judge also denied my Motion to Compel and Motion to extend the discovery period, but I need to gather information for the Trial. What I can do?
The simplest solution is to hire an attorney to do this for you. If you want to do it the hard way, you need to try to figure out why your motions were denied. For example, did you file proper motions, or did you just write on a piece of paper "I need all of Walmart's records"? Why do you think that a court will / should supply you with an Open Record (of what)? A real lawsuit is not like Judge Judy where you tell your story and hope the judge has sympathy on your plight. Did the judge say / write anything about why he is denying your requests?
Follow the rules
Every court has their rules of civil procedure- if you don’t follow them you don’t get what you want. In addition, rules of evidence specify what is and is not admissible (and therefore subject to subpoena). The biggest one is relevance; you can only ask for information that is relevant to your case and you must identify what you want with adequate specificity - “give me everything relevant to my case” won’t fly.
Knowing how to make these motions is what you hire your lawyer for, just like knowing how to do surgery is what you hire your surgeon for. Most people can gain these skills given time and effort but in the middle of a case (or surgery) is not the best circumstance for doing so. Just like with surgery, litigation rarely gives you second chances if you stuff up.