What should I do if someone tries to serve me with a summons, complaint, or other official document that is not addressed to me individually?
Laboratory Counsel are the only authorized agents to accept service on behalf of the University of California. Employees are not authorized to accept service on behalf of the Lab. If someone attempts to serve you on behalf of the Lab, you should refer them to the Office of the Laboratory Counsel.
What should I do if someone tries to serve me with a subpoena?
A subpoena is a legal document by which a third party seeks records or to compel personal attendance at a court proceeding, trial or deposition. To be effective, a subpoena must be personally served. If a process server attempts to serve you personally with a subpoena for your records relating to a Lab matter, you may accept the subpoena, but you should immediately deliver it to the Office of Laboratory Counsel.
If you are served with a subpoena that is addressed to you on a non-Laboratory matter you should seek the advice of private legal counsel. If you have specific questions about service of a subpoena, please contact Alleen Zulkowski (510-701-9297; email@example.com).