Overview: Subpoenas

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Subpoena for Personnel Records

A subpoena for personnel records for a current or former employee should be served to the University Payments Office at 459 Lagunita Drive, Tresidder Memorial Union Suite 7, Stanford, CA 94305 during the hours of 3 – 5 PM, Monday – Friday. The process server will be asked for a check for $15 (payable to Stanford University) to cover administrative costs associated with meeting the request. Government agencies are exempt from this charge.

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Subpoena for Student Academic Records

A subpoena for academic records for a current or former student should be served to the University Registrar's Office at 482 Galvez Drive, Suite 120, Stanford, CA 94305 during the hours of 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday. The contact person in the Registrar's Office is Judith Haccou. Subpoenas may be served in person; submitted via a scanned PDF and emailed to haccou@stanford.edu; or faxed to 650-723-8371 (attention: Judith Haccou). Please be sure to date stamp all requests submitted for processing.

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Summons, Subpoena or Complaint Naming the University

All other legal documents involving the University should be served upon an attorney at the Office of the General Counsel:

Building 170, Third Floor, Main Quad
P.O. Box 20386
Stanford, CA 94305-2038

Mail Code: 2038

Phone: 650-723-9611
Fax: 650-723-4323

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Subpoena or Other Legal Document for a Named Employee

A subpoena or other legal document to be served to an individual employee is to be refused by the University. This includes private matters of an employee which are not addressed to the University, are not requests for personnel records, and do not relate to University business. Process servers should be advised that the University is not authorized to receive such documents and that the University does not wish the process server to disturb the employee at work.

Inquiries from Law Enforcement

In most cases, inquiries from law enforcement (including Stanford University Department of Public Safety) regarding current Stanford employees should be directed to the Office of General Counsel (OGC) for response. As a general rule, employee information (beyond that which is available on StanfordWho) cannot be disclosed to law enforcement except with the consent of the employee, in response to a subpoena, or after consultation with the OGC.

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