Subpoenas and Records Requests
The Office of Legal Affairs is responsible for coordinating the University’s search, retrieval and disclosure of records pursuant to open records requests, subpoenas, and requests for production of documents.
Members of the University Community
If you or your department receives a verbal or written request for records of any kind, please forward these requests to the Office of Legal Affairs immediately after receipt. The law provides only a very short time (sometimes only 24 hours) for making the requested records available and the search, retrieval, and copying of documents is often time intensive. Some records may not be released due to a privacy law or statute that prohibits their release. As such, it is imperative that document requests be forwarded as soon as they are received to the Office of Legal Affairs for response. An individual department should NOT contact the person making the request, even for clarification, unless directed to by the Office of Legal Affairs.
To expedite the delivery of such requests to the Office of Legal Affairs, you may hand deliver to 100 Auburn Avenue, Suite 315, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals Requesting Documents
The Office of Legal Affairs recommends using the OPEN_RECORDS_REQUEST_FORM. Although use of the form is not required, it is designed to help requestors provide enough detail to clearly identify the records desired. Please be advised that some records may not be released due to a privacy law or statute that prohibits their release. You will be assessed a $.10 per page copy fee in order to have the copies of any information that you request. You will also be charged the hourly rate of the employee who retrieves and copies these documents beyond the fifteen (15) free minutes allowed by statute. The Office of Legal Affairs may, but is not required to, contact you with an estimate prior to fulfilling a request.
If you have any questions about document requests, please contact us.