Receiving a legal document commanding a person to appear at a legal proceeding or to turn over records to attorneys can be a very stressful experience. PCPA is here to help guide you through this stressful and often, time-sensitive process.
When you are served a subpoena, unless the UC Office of General Counsel states that there is a legal basis to object to the subpoena, you must comply with the terms, including any deadlines. Subpoenas can command for records or a deposition, a sworn testimony given before the trial and outside the presence of a judge or jury.
When you are served a subpoena follow the steps below to comply with UC policy.
- A court order that requires an individual to appear at a deposition or provide records.
- Sent to plaintiff and/or defendant
- Sent to 3rd party, uninvolved in the lawsuit (This is typically the type we receive)
- A process server will hand deliver a subpoena addressed in either your name with your relationship to UC, the custodian of records, or to a UCCE/REC, etc.
- You can only accept a subpoena in your own name (e.g., not to the custodian of record, not to someone other name, etc.)
- If not your name, tell the server you can’t accept it
- If addressed to the custodian of records, ANR as a third party, or UCCE/REC, have them service Robin Sanchez, 2801 2nd Street, Davis, CA 95816
- If addressed to the UC Regents as plaintiff or defendant it must be served to the UCOP Office of General Counsel, 1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607.
- Do not accept a subpoena for someone else
- Tell the server you can’t accept, and have them service Robin Sanchez, 2801 2nd Street, Davis, CA 95816
- If they leave it anyway, that’s OK
- Scan and contact Robin Sanchez via the contact information to the right ASAP
- Do not respond to or release any information or documents regarding the subpoena
- Robin will take care of next steps