Process servers deliver legal documents to named clients or defendants in legal proceedings. These documents include court summons, subpoenas, complaints and so forth.
Process servers are responsible for delivering documents while abiding by state and federal laws. Process servers sometimes have to deal with distraught or aggressive recipients, so caution should be taken in this job.
- Complete a Training Program: Process servers are required to follow all state and federal laws so it is important to complete a training program. These programs will train you in the laws and provide you with information on the basic principles of the serving process.
- Get Certified or Licensed: Some states require the successful completion of certification course, while others will ask you to pass a licensure exam in order to become a server. You may also be required to pass a background check and complete an exam as well. Servers must be over 18 years of age.
- Delivery and Research: As a process server, you may want to work for private companies such as law offices or collection agencies or you may want to start your own business. If you go into business for yourself, you can sell your services to area law offices. Your time will be divided between delivering papers and researching your recipients. You have to know as much as you can about the people you are delivering papers to, including where they work and where they live.
- Continuing Education: It’s also important to continue your education throughout your career, staying abreast of the current trends and laws in your field. There are a number of workshops, seminars and events arranged by professional organizations which will keep you up-to-date.
Becoming a process server is a straight forward process; complete your training and find yourself on the road to a new career.
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