Subpoena Information

                                                                                            
                                                                
                                                                                       Receipt of a Subpoena student on campus

  

 

Employees are sometimes served a subpoena to testify or produce University related records. The Office of the University Counsel (including the University Counsel) does not typically accept service of a subpoena on behalf of University employees. The Office of the University Counsel also does not accept service of a subpoena on behalf of students.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Served with a Subpoena - Steps to Follow:

If you are an employee and presented a subpoena to testify in connection with your position as an employee or if a subpoena commands you to appear to produce University records (Subpoena Duces Tecum), please follow the steps below:

Step 1

Before signing anything, check and confirm to see if your name is on the subpoena. If your name is not on the subpoena, do NOT sign the subpoena accepting service.  Do NOT accept service on anyone's behalf or on behalf of a department. 

 

Step 2

If your name is on the subpoena, you may sign the subpoena accepting service. If you are served with a subpoena in your official capacity (as an employee of the University), it is imperative that you immediately contact the University Counsel’s Office at 615-963-7923; Time is of the Essence.

 

Step 3

The University Counsel will advise you regarding your obligations and/or the institution’s obligations and any measures to be taken in response to the subpoena.

 

 Remember: It is imperative that you contact the Office of The University Counsel if you are subpoenaed.

 Please contact the Office of The University Counsel for any questions regarding subpoenas.

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