Service of Summons or Subpoena
Service of process of subpoenas, summonses, court orders or any other legal process should be served upon the Office of University Counsel. Service may be completed by delivering the document to the Office of the University Counsel. If process is not served on the Office of University Counsel and instead directed to an employee with regard to a legal action against the University, the following procedures should be followed:
- Subpoenas ‐ Subpoenas should be immediately forwarded to the Office of University Counsel, with the date received by the individual or department indicated on the document. Please hand deliver or transmit the subpoena. Please note that the University is bound to follow privacy and confidentiality safeguards imposed by federal and state laws in certain instances prior to the release or disclosure of any records.
- Court Orders/Summonses ‐ University employees receiving a court order, summons or notification that a lawsuit has been filed against them (for actions taken in the course and within the scope of their job) or the University must immediately forward the original court order, summons or notification to the Office of University Counsel with the date received by the individual or department indicated on the document. Please hand deliver the documents.
- Written Communications ‐ The recipient of letters, correspondence or other communications from lawyers, court officials or the general public should be forwarded immediately to the Office of University Counsel for response. Any and all written communications requesting employment information or records relating to a current or former employee should be directed to the Human Resources Department. The recipient should forward the letter (with the date received by the individual or department indicated on the letter) to the Office of the University Counsel immediately.