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Office of Campus Counsel


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The Office of Campus Counsel (OCC) provides counsel and legal advice to the chancellor and his cabinet as well as to the senior leadership at UCR.

Chief Campus Counsel David Bergquist provides legal advice and assistance on a wide range of matters affecting faculty, students and staff. Such matters include labor and employment, student affairs, faculty issues, research, academic affairs, land use, dispute resolution, compliance and regulations and policies of The Regents.

The chief campus counsel reports to Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox, as part of the Office of the Chancellor, and to General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs for The Regents of the University of California Charles F. Robinson.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do I serve a subpoena, lawsuit, bankruptcy court notice, Earnings withholding notice, or Public Records Act and Information Practices Act request?

    Subpoenas for Documents*:

    Payroll and Personnel Records:
    Payroll Office/Accounting Services Office
    1201 University Avenue, Suite 208
    Riverside, CA 92507
    Tel: (951) 827-3303

    Medical Records-Students:
    UC Riverside Campus Health Center
    900 University Avenue
    Riverside, CA 92521
    Tel: (951) 827-3031

    Counseling Center:
    UC Riverside Counseling Center
    Veitch Student Center, North Wing
    Riverside, CA 92521
    Tel: (951) 827-8255

    Student Records; other than Medical or Counseling
    Office of the Registrar
    2249 Student Services Bldg.
    University of California, Riverside
    Riverside, CA 92521-0118
    Tel: (951) 827-5977
    *Subpoenas for Individuals to appear must be served on the individual

    Bankruptcy Court Notices:
    Student Business Services
    900 University Avenue
    Riverside, CA 92521

    Small Claims Service of Process:
    Risk Management
    900 University Avenue
    Surge Building
    Riverside, CA 92521

    All Other Services of Process for Lawsuits (other than small claims actions):
    Office of General Counsel of the Regents
    1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor
    Oakland, CA 94607-5200

    Public Records Act Requests and Information Practices Act Requests:
    Kristen Erving
    Senior Paralegal Specialist
    University of California, Riverside
    900 University Avenue
    3144 Hinderaker Hall
    Riverside, CA 92521
    Tel: (951) 827-5983
    E-mail: PublicRecords@ucr.edu

    Earnings Withholding Orders:
    UC RIVERSIDE
    Payroll and Personnel Records
    Payroll Office/Accounting Services Office
    1201 University Avenue, Suite 208
    Riverside, CA 92507
    Tel: (951) 827-3303

  • What should I do if someone tries to serve me with a subpoena, lawsuit, bankruptcy court notice, earning withholding notice, or Public Records Act or Information Practices Act request?

    A: If it is a service of process for a lawsuit (other than a small claims action), refuse to accept it and direct the server to the Office of General Counsel (http://www.ucop.edu/general-counsel/_files/servproc.pdf).

    A: If it is a service of process for a small claims court action, refuse to accept it and refer to: (http://risk.ucr.edu/)
    Risk Management
    900 University Avenue
    Surge Building
    Riverside, CA 92521

    A: If it is a subpoena and your office is not the proper recipient, refuse the subpoena and refer the server to the appropriate office.

    A: If it is a Public Records Act request or Information Practices Act Request, accept it and immediately forward it to:

    Kristen Erving
    Senior Paralegal Specialist
    University of California, Riverside
    900 University Avenue
    3144 Hinderaker Hall
    Riverside, CA 92521
    Tel: (951) 827-5983
    E-mail: PublicRecords@ucr.edu

David Bergquist
Interim Chief Campus Counsel
(951) 827-5983

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