Subpoenas & Legal Process

For the University of Maryland Community:

  1. The University may NOT accept service in civil litigation.
  2. For civil litigation, please direct the individual to send the subpoena or other legal process to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). This is the case whether or not the University is a party.

    Office of the Attorney General Civil Litigation Division 200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202

    NOTE: OAG Civil Division is also accepting service for civil matters via email during COVID-19, at the following email address: civil_service@oag.state.md.us

  3. If such a document is mailed to you, please contact the paralegal in the University’s Office of General Counsel to determine next steps.

For Those Trying to Serve a Civil Subpoena, or Send a Third-Party Civil Subpoena to the University:

  1. The University is NOT authorized to accept service in civil litigation.
  2. All subpoenas, complaints or summonses pertaining to civil litigation must be served on the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

    Office of the Attorney General Civil Litigation Division 200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202

    OAG Civil Division is also accepting service via email during COVID-19, at the following email address: civil_service@oag.state.md.us

For Subpoenas related to criminal matters:

Please contact the Paralegal in the University’s Office of General Counsel to determine next steps.

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This website is provided as a resource for learning basic legal competencies on a variety of topics that affect the university.

Disclaimer Notice: These materials are presented here for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice on a particular matter. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific facts and circumstances relating to an issue. For legal advice on a particular university matter within your official responsibilities, please consult with a member of the Office of General Counsel.