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What Is a Process Server?


There’s more to serving legal papers than meets the eye. More than you see on TV and in the movies. There’s a particular protocol everyone has to follow to abide by state and federal law.

Process service is the delivering of legal papers to a specific business or a person. The service gives formal notice that a case is pending, or a subpoena commands a witness to appear in court or at a deposition. We have to follow the particular rules that leave no doubt the person or organization received the documents. Some documents have to be personally served — delivered to that specific person, not a housemate or co-worker. No one else can take or accept in that person’s name. For a business, that means serving the appointed agent.

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