As part of the PAAPRS (Promoting Assault Awareness and Protective Regulations for Servers) initiative, process servers, legal professionals, association leaders, and more have banded together to sign a petition: To Make Assault on a Process Server a Felony in all States. The petition aims to achieve further protection for process servers, professionals who serve legal notice to defendants. The petition reached over 100 signatures in its first week, and just yesterday passed the milestone of 500 signatures. The 500th signers was Wayne Johns of Michigan.
Petition to Make Assault on a Process Server a Felony Reaches 500 Signatures!
Process servers play an integral role in the justice system as the professionals who serve legal documents to inform a party that they are involved in a court action. The delivery of documents often brings emotionally charged situations that occasionally end in violence. As process server assault becomes a growing issue in the industry, ServeNow.com and a number of other organizations have debuted a process server safety campaign. The campaign, titled PAAPRS, focuses on raising awareness about the issue as well as providing safety tips and a place for process servers to record incidents as they happen.
“PAAPRS stands for ‘Promoting Assault Awareness and Protective Regulations for Servers,’” ServeNow.com co-founder Trent Carlyle explained. “The goal of this campaign is to team up with associations and industry professionals and offer our resources to help raise awareness and push for better protection for process servers.”
Process Server Safety Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness About Assault – Yahoo! News
Again another excellent article by Mr. Karotkin
What does the future hold for the process serving industry? Before attempting to answer that question let’s first acknowledge that the process serving industry has remained largely unchanged for many decades, if not longer. The advance of technology has had some impact on the industry and the changes that have impacted the industry have largely been forced upon process servers. It is not like they are looking for opportunities to embrace change and make it work for their benefit.
If you are a process server in the United States and you are waiting for someone else or some process server association to address this challenge you are likely going to be disappointed. If the process serving industry insists upon a fight that seeks to preserve the status-quo they will in my opinion have picked the wrong battle to fight. If on the other hand you are interested in becoming part of the solution and ensuring your company remains relevant then it is time to lead by example and re-invent the Service of Process. Rest assured if you don’t someone else will eat your market share for lunch.
I plan to be part of the solution. How about you?
Are Process Servers Embracing Change? Are they Confronting Challenges?: Service of Process in the 21st Century
A court process server has written to Nanyuki Chief Magistrate demanding investigation into the activities of a law firm that he has accused of forgery.
Mr Josphat Gatheru noted that the law firm has on several occasions forged his signature and issued fake affidavits.
The letter was also copied to the Criminal Investigations Department and to the court process server committee chairman at the High Court.
The complaint came following sentencing of a woman, Ms Florence Wambui, to one-month civil jail after she failed to appear in court to answer to charges of failing to clear a debt.
Standard Digital News : Kenya : Process server accuses law firm of forgery
ATTORNEY’S RECOMMEND PRIVATE PROCESS SERVER BECAUSE OF FASTER AND MORE EFFECTIVE SERVICE AND GREATER VALUE.
Private process servers typically charge more to serve process than the sheriff’s office; however, the fee is usually only about $25-35 more. Although the fee is a little higher, private process servers are typically quicker and can be more effective when attempting to serve a defendant.
Service of Process in a Georgia Divorce: Sheriff or Private Process Server? :: Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog
A process server hired by the LeAnn Rimes’ team allegedly made a very big and very public mistake on Monday when the delivery man tried to give a lawsuit filing to the wrong woman. The processor was reportedly attempting to present Kim Smiley with invasion of privacy lawsuit documents according to Radar Online.
LeAnn Rimes Alleged Lawsuit PR Stunt Backfires
My home town to boot… Hope this guy has his credentials pulled!
El Paso County sheriff detectives today arrested a court process server again on more charges for allegedly trying to pimp women filing for divorce at the El Paso County Courthouse.
Alleged El Paso courthouse pimp arrested again – Las Cruces Sun-News
What we go through for you!
A Morris woman was arrested Aug. 22 after she allegedly battered a process server.
At about 5:45 p.m., according to a Morris Police Department release, police arrested Victoria R. Halstead, 34, outside her home in the 600 block of Nettle Street. The arrest followed an investigation into a report that Halstead battered the process server outside of her home the same day.
Halstead was released from custody after posting $150 bond.
Woman accused of battering process server in Morris, Illinois
As if the Newspaper publishers did not already have enough challenges to their business model, Service via Publication in the back of a newspaper is loosing its appeal. It would seem that it is being replaced by Service via Facebook, email and other electronic methods. Those that follow the Process Serving industry know that service via publication in a newspaper is typically ordered by a court when all other methods of service have failed or have otherwise been exhausted. Facebook seems to be the new preferred method of service when all other forms of service have failed.
This from the Independent Online News in South Africa (IOLnews)
Are Process Servers Embracing Change? Are they Confronting Challenges?: Facebook Service of Process Approved in S. Africa
"Advantages and Limitations of E-mail Service of Process
Despite the significant push for allowing e-mail service of process amongst scholars and practitioners, scholars have extensively dis-cussed the advantages and disadvantages arising from e-mail service of process. Some scholars argue that the advantages of e-mail service of process outweigh the disadvantages. These scholars appeal to the extensive use of e-mail by individuals both domestically and abroad. Moreover, serving process via e-mail is efficient as it costs little, if any-thing, to send and results in almost instantaneous receipt. Further, at least one commentator has argued that service of process through e-mail is more likely to apprise the defendant of the proceedings be-cause it is not subject to movement but rather remains in the defendant’s inbox until it is opened."
Are Process Servers Embracing Change? Are they Confronting Challenges?: Service of Process via Text Messaging… Constitutional?