Many people have heard of the term “process server.” Maybe you have heard it in the movies, maybe in a crime TV show, or maybe just in passing. Often, when people think of process serving, they think about the cliché “you’ve been served,” a line that we all know from popular culture. However, a process server is much more than that. If you read on, you will learn the process server basics and have a better understanding of this very important legal job, beyond what Hollywood tells us. Continue reading
The rapidly advancing technological world is outpacing the U.S. judicial system when you consider service of process. In June of 2012, a New York court denied the request of Chase Bank to locate and serve someone responsible for credit card fraud. The denial seems to stem from a mistrust of the social networking forum, and not necessarily from a logical standpoint.
With almost any job, there are certain risks. It is seldom acknowledged that there are great inherent risks in being a process server. When you are a process server, you are striving to complete a task that explicitly risks confronting angry or unhappy people. Bearing the bad news can sometimes mean risking your own well-being for the sake of meeting or exceeding job requirements. In the case of a process server in Arizona, those risks included getting shot.