Institute Affairs: Legal Services
Legal process servers may come on campus to attempt to locate individual students, staff or faculty. Legal documents may include summons, subpoenas, court orders, search warrants, garnishment of wages, notice to defendant (small claims court), etc. Federal and state laws govern the legal process. Servers should be referred to the Office of the Vice President for Administration. The Institute's legal counsel will be consulted by the Vice President for Administration when necessary.
The privacy rights of students are protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Any legal process server with a legal matter involving a student should be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Administration.
Staff and Faculty
Legal notices for staff and faculty should be served at their place of residence.
All legal matters involving California Institute of the Arts or its officers/employees serving in their capacity as an officer/employee should be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Administration.
Garnishment of Wages
Matters involving garnishment of wages involving staff, faculty or student employees are to be directed to the Office of Human Resources. The required notifications and actions will be instituted by the Office of Human Resources.
- During regular work days
Person with the warrant is to be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Administration.
- After hours
Person to be directed to the Security Office. Security will contact the Vice President for Administration by telephone.
During any search conducted by any off campus agency an administrator of the Institute will be present.