SERVICE OF A LAWSUIT: Someone is asking me to accept service of a lawsuit? What should I do?
LEGAL REPRESENTATION: I have been sued. Will the University represent me?
SUBPOENA: I have been subpoenaed as a witness. What should I do?
SUBPOENA FOR DOCUMENTS: I have received a subpoena to turn over documents (subpoena duces tecum) relating to University business. What should I do?
PROBATE: Where do I send a notice of petition to probate a will where the University is named as a beneficiary?
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT: I was involved in a car accident on campus. What should I do?
ACCIDENT (NOT AUTOMOBILE): I have been involved in a non-automobile accident on campus. What should I do?
THEFT: Something has been stolen from me. What should I do?
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY: I am concerned that a University employee may be committing fraud or failing to comply with the law. What should I do?
HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS: I'm concerned for my personal safety on campus. What should I do?
LAWYER REFERRAL: I need a lawyer for a personal matter. Can you refer me to someone?
JURY DUTY: I have been called for Jury Duty. What should I do?
BANKRUPTCY - STANFORD AS CREDITOR: I just received a notice to creditors in a bankruptcy matter. What should I do?
FBI, POLICE OR OTHER ENFORCING AGENCY INTERVIEW REQUEST: An FBI agent has contacted me requesting an interview. What should I do?
ARREST POLICY: There was an incident at Stanford that led to an arrest. What will Stanford do now?
The only authorized agent for service of legal process (such as a summons and complaint) for the University and the Hospitals is the Office of the General Counsel.Back to top
No one else should accept service on behalf of the University or the Hospitals.
If you are being named individually in a lawsuit as a defendant or respondent you can accept service on your own behalf. If the lawsuit involves the University or the Hospitals in any way -- even if they were not named as defendants or respondents or if you were not served on their behalf -- please transmit a copy of the complaint and summons to the Office of the General Counsel immediately.
If the lawsuit does not have anything to do with the University or Hospitals, you may want to consult a personal lawyer.
In most instances, if you are being sued because of your work at Stanford or the Hospitals, you will be represented by Stanford or the Hospitals. For more information see the Administrative Guide Memo 15.7 at http://adminguide.stanford.edu/15_7.pdf.Back to top
If you're being sued because of personal activities, the University will not represent you. The University cannot recommend a specific lawyer to you, but there are many lawyer referral services in the area. If you have any additional questions, you may contact the Office of the General Counsel.
If you have been subpoenaed in connection with activities at the University, please contact the Office of the General Counsel.Back to top
Except as to subpoenas handled regularly by Human Resources, Payroll, and the Hospitals (which should be referred directly to those offices or entities), you should not turn over documents relating to the University or the Hospitals without consulting first with the Office of the General Counsel. You should, however, insure that any documents described in the subpoena are kept for possible production.Back to top
If the documents relate to Stanford or the Hospitals, you should immediately contact the Office of the General Counsel and forward them a copy of the subpoena.
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You should report the accident to the police and to Risk Management pursuant to the guidelines set forth at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/ Risk-Management/docs/vehicleguide.shtml.Back to top
The University requires that all accidents be reported to Risk Management. The accident reporting form is located at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/ Risk-Management/docs/ forms/su-17.html.Back to top
Please report the loss to campus police at 723-9633.Back to top
Stanford takes seriously its obligations to comply with applicable laws and regulations and to act ethically in its business dealings.Back to top
You are encouraged to report such instances of noncompliance. Please see the Code of Conduct for Business Activities at http://adminguide.stanford.edu/15.pdf.
If there is an immediate threat to your safety or the safety of others, you should immediately call 911.Back to top
Employees should consult their Supervisor or other Managers.
Students should contact the Dean of Students Office at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/DOS.
If you are being harassed or stalked, contact the police and the Office of the General Counsel.
See also The Stanford Safety and Security Almanac http://www.stanford.edu/ group/ssu/almanac.html, which provides important safety information and crime statistics.
We cannot recommend specific counsel, but you may want to contact one of the following bar association lawyer referral services:Back to top
- Students may contact the Legal Counseling Service provided by ASSU located at http://assu.stanford.edu/lco/index.shtml.
- The State Bar of California provides links by County. http://www.calbar.org/2con/referral.htm
- Santa Clara County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service http://www.sccba.com/event.cfm?id=60&type=1
4 North 2nd St., Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95113
- Lawyer Referral Service of San Mateo County
303 Bradford St., Suite A
Redwood City, CA 94063-9933
- Palo Alto Area Bar Association
405 Sherman Ave.
Palo Alto, Ca 94306
- San Francisco Bar Association
San Francisco Lawyer Referral Service
685 Market St., Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94105
- Santa Cruz County Lawyer Referral Service
P.O. Box 1311
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
- Alameda County Bar Association
360 22nd St., Suite 800
Oakland, CA 94612
- Gay Legal Referral Service
PO Box 1983
San Francisco, CA 94101
- La Raza Lawyer Referral Service
474 Valencia, Suite 295
San Francisco, CA 94103
You need to comply with the rules of the County in which you have been called for jury duty.Back to top
Notify your manager immediately so that arrangements can be made to cover your work. For policies on pay, see http://adminguide.stanford.edu/22_7.pdf.
If you are a student, you do not have an automatic exemption but you may be able to get a deferral if it interferes with your studies. Contact the number on your notice.
If the matter involves Stanford or the Hospitals, you should immediately contact the Office of the General Counsel and send it copies of all documents.Back to top
Click Here for more Information. For more details, please review the Procedures for Regulatory Inspections at Stanford.Back to top
The University has long adhered to a policy of non-interference once an arrest has been made. For more details, please review Stanford University's Policy on Arrests and Prosecutions.Back to top
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