Can I serve a co-worker a cease & desist letter on federal property?
2 attorney answers
First, you did not actually "serve" her. Giving someone a letter, even if relating to a legal matter, is not really service, as the word is generally intended to refer to legal documents (ie- a summons and complaint). A Cease & Desist letter is basically nothing more than a warning letter. I personally am not aware of a federal prohibition for serving someone with process (summons and complaint) on a federal building, although there can be a valid prohibition against letting a non-federal employee process server into a restricted area. Nevertheless, you would not be able to serve legal papers yourself if you are party to a lawsuit. If she does not heed the Cese and Desist letter, at it comes to serving her a summons and complaint for a lawsuit, you would hire a private process server, who could serve her at her home, or even outside the post office where she is assigned.
A local attorney should be the one sending a cease and desist letter, and it can be done to their home. Avvo has the best "find a lawyer" tool to locate an attorney nearby.
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