When you work for a legal firm that handles hundreds or thousands of cases per year, the number of documents that must be retrieved to litigate those cases is staggering. With privacy laws tightening, more effort than ever is required to solicit and retrieve the various documents a law firm needs to operate successfully.
Don’t let document retrieval become a time and resource drain for your firm. Accurate Serve® can slash the time and expense it takes to retrieve case documents, along with providing the fastest and most professional process service in Florida. Legal firms that take advantage of the auxiliary legal services we provide run more efficiently, resulting in less stress on your staff and more success for your clients.
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Process server scams are an unfortunate reality of the industry. Illegitimate, uncertified process servers lure in unsuspecting plaintiffs and attorneys, offering bargain prices and empty promises. By the time the victim finds out that the service they paid for was illegal, it’s usually too late! The defendant in the case can use the improper service by the uncertified process server as grounds to request extension of court dates, suppression of evidence, or even dismissal of the entire case.
Don’t risk your entire case by using a cut-rate process server. Instead, use the following tips to vet any process server you are considering hiring, and protect yourself from unscrupulous scammers: Continue reading
If you represent a law firm, you have surely considered hiring a private process service agency. Maybe you’ve wondered if private process servers have any benefits over just using the local sheriff’s department? Perhaps you’ve heard stories from other attorneys about their experiences and wonder if private process servers really make things that easy.
The truth is, when you have a steady stream of cases flowing in and out of your firm, you need an easy and reliable way to track all of the process service for your cases. A quality process service agency, like Accurate Serve® of Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Stuart, and Vero Beach, provides just that. Using Accurate Serve® for all of your firm’s process service needs will: Continue reading
Service of process is one of the most important roles here in Florida’s legal system, yet process servers often face aggression and hostility due to the nature of the work. Recipients of the process can be quite unreceptive and may project their anger about the court case onto the messenger. Thus, process servers must be extra diligent about safety while working in the community.
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Following all of the laws and regulations relevant to serving process is essential here in Florida. Mistakes in service of process can have devastating effects on your case, including giving the opposing party grounds for dismissal. Knowing what actions to avoid while the serving process ensures that servers will not damage their client’s case or reputation.
Florida’s 19th Judicial Circuit governs private process servers in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties. The courts establish strict standards for behavior and actions for all process servers and do not allow anyone to serve process without first being approved and certified by a judge in the 19th circuit. The certification process includes mandatory training on all laws and rules related to the serving process in Port St. Lucie and surrounding areas, and the passage of an exam to prove the potential server’s knowledge of the content. If a process server is found to be violating the law while serving process, their certification may be revoked, and depending on the severity of the violation, they may be permanently banned from serving process anywhere in Florida. Continue reading