Yes it sounds legal. Why not just accept service and contact the party on the pleadings or their attorney?
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If the person is trying to serve legal papers on you, I don't see a problem that they want to arrange a time to serve you. This would save the cost repeat visits if you are not available when they attempt service. If they have your work and home address, I am not sure why they continue to call you instead of serving you.
While I understand your concern, it is not unusual for a process server to engage in this kind of conduct.
It really makes no sense not to set up a time for him to serve you. You will not avoid being served. Once the plaintiff makes several attempts to personally serve you, then they get to do it much easier by dropping at your home or place of work and mailing it. If that doesn't work, they get to go to court and ask for an order to allow them to serve you by publication, where you might not even know you have been served.
Don't delay the inevitable. Get the documents and find out what this is all about.
Good luck to you.
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