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Notice Re: COVID-19

Please be advised that the staff in the Office of University Counsel at System Administration are currently working remotely for an indefinite time period due to COVID-19. We encourage you to visit our staff and attorney directory for a list of email addresses as this will be the fastest way for our office to respond to you. If you have a general inquiry, please call our main line, 303-860-5691 and leave a message. We will make every effort to respond to your message within one business day

Further, the offices located at 1800 Grant Street, Denver, CO are not open to the public at this time due to COVID-19. Rest assured that we will be processing incoming mail and other deliveries in a timely manner. If you have sent something to our office and have not received a response in a reasonable amount of time, please call our main line, 303-860-5691, and someone will assist you.

Personal Service of Legal Documents

Because the building is closed and staff are working remotely, there is no one who can accept service of process of legal documents. Please be aware that if you need to serve legal documents on the University, you may send a waiver of personal service to Tanya Cohen ( and Erica Weston ( Your email should include all of the documents you need to serve as well as a waiver form for acceptance of the service. Our email account is regularly monitored, and we will respond to your request in due course. If you have further questions regarding service of process, please contact Tanya Cohen at 303-860-5651.

Alternatively, you may serve your legal documents on the University by delivering them personally to the Attorney General’s Office at the Colorado Department of Law’s Office at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 1300 Broadway, Denver, Colorado, 80203. The University has authorized the Attorney General to accept your service on its behalf. Please bear in mind that in order to enter the Carr Judicial Center you will be required to comply with all security and social distancing directions of the Colorado State Patrol, which maintains a regular watch at the Carr Judicial Center. The hours of public access to the Carr Judicial Center are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No service will be accepted outside of these hours.

The Office of the Vice President and University Counsel provides legal advice to the Board of Regents, the CU president, system administration and all four CU campuses. The office is designated by the Colorado attorney general's office to represent the university in all lawsuits.

The Office of the University Counsel provides comprehensive legal services to support the University of Colorado, one of the country's premier public research institutions.

The counsel protects and defends the university's legal interests in accordance with the laws of the United States and the state of Colorado, and guides the principles of integrity, knowledge, and humanity.

University Counsel provides legal advice to the four campuses of the University of Colorado, the Board of Regents and system administration. Additionally, the Litigation Unit provides comprehensive legal defense to the university.

System/Litigation Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
014 UCA
Denver, CO 80203-1125
(303) 860-5691 Main
(303) 860-5650 Fax
Boulder Campus Counsel
924 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013
(303) 492-7481 Main
(303) 492-4086 Fax
Colorado Springs Campus Counsel
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-3820 Main
(719) 255-3511 Fax
CU Denver campus
Denver Campus Counsel
1380 Lawrence Street, Ste. 1450
Denver, CO 80204
PO Box 173364, 183 UCD (Mail)
Denver, CO 80217-3364
(303) 315-6617 Main
(303) 315-4446 Fax
CU Anschutz
Anschutz Medical Campus Counsel
Building 500
Room W5150
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO 80045
(303) 724-8954 Main
(303) 724-4738 Fax