Attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel are authorized to accept the official delivery of legal papers on behalf of the University (service of process). Employees of the University who are sued in their individual capacities typically must accept delivery of legal papers personally. Any University employee who is asked to accept service of process on behalf of the University by a state marshal or other professional process server should decline the request and direct the process server to the Office of the General Counsel at 2 Whitney Grove, 6th Floor.
On occasion, legal documents may arrive in the mail. Any University employee who receives such documents or who inadvertently accepts service of process should contact the OGC immediately (203-432-4949). Please bear in mind that a delay in responding to these documents can have serious legal consequences.
Any University employee who encounters a process server seeking to deliver legal papers to another employee should consult privately with the employee to determine if he or she wishes to accept delivery of the document while at work.