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Hello,Different contributor here. Please permit me to assist. Under WI Stat. 885.06(1), Except when subpoenaed on behalf of the state, of a municipality in a forfeiture action, or of an indigent respondent in a paternity proceeding, no person is required to attend as a witness in any civil action, matter or proceeding unless witness fees are paid or tendered, in cash or by check, share draft or other draft, to the person for one day's attendance and for travel. Case law shows that the tender of witness fees must be at least 5 days prior to the hearing, or the witness does not have to appear. First Nat. Bank of Elkhorn v. Wood, 26 Wis. 500 (1870).Hope this helps.