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Stanford Office of the General Counsel

The content provided on this page is intended for educational/informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  The Office of the General Counsel maintains this page and will update it periodically (last updated on July 19, 2023).

  • Where should process servers be directed to?  What should I do if a subpoena or summons is delivered to my department?
    • The Office of the General Counsel accepts service of all (valid) subpoenas and summons served on the University or related healthcare entities at the following address:
    • Office of the General Counsel, Stanford University
    • 450 Jane Stanford Way
    • Building 170, 3rd Floor, Main Quad
    • Stanford, CA 94305-2038
    • If you or your department receives a subpoena or other court order, please note the date and time in which it was received, as well as the method in which it was delivered (e.g., in person, via email, etc.), and send it to the Office of the General Counsel.  If you need more information or have any questions on this topic, please call our Office main line at 650-723-9611.

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