Special Counsel to the President

Subpoenas and Other Legal Documents

A subpoena is a legal document that may be issued in connection with a court proceeding; may require an individual to give testimony or to produce documents for inspection and/or copying by another party; and must meet certain requirements before it is legally enforceable. Other legal documents include court orders, notices, and formal complaints.

If someone appears with a subpoena and attempts to serve you with it in connection with your work at Lehman, take the following steps:

  1. Explain to the individual that you are not authorized to accept the document;
  2. Direct the person to the Office of Special Counsel, located in Shuster Hall, Room 376;
  3. If the person does not comply, call our office immediately at the following number: 718-960-8559. Our office will advise you.

If you receive a subpoena or other legal document through the mail, you should mark the date and time of receipt on the envelope, sign your name on the envelope, and have all the documents delivered to the Office of the Special Counsel (Shuster Hall, Room 376). If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office (718-960-8559).

***Subpoenas for the College can be served on the Office of the Special Counsel***

Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West,
Shuster Hall, Room 376
Bronx, New York, 10468

 

Complaints and Summons

Complaints are pleadings, or formal written allegations, that initiate a lawsuit; inform the defendant of the claim; list the relief sought by the plaintiff and the judgement for the relief that the plaintiff is seeking.

A summons, which is usually accompanied by a complaint, is a legal document that notifies the defendant that he or she has a civil case against them.

 

***The Office of the Special Counsel can accept service on behalf of Lehman College and President Ricardo R. Fernandez***

Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West,
Shuster Hall, Room 376
Bronx, New York, 10468

Last modified: Jul 20, 2015

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