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What is a process server and what does “out for service” mean?

It would be fundamentally unfair if someone could be sued without knowing they had been sued — and lost the opportunity to be aware of or contest the suit — and lost their case as a result.

Enter the Process Server. Process servers are trained to find individuals and ensure that they are given notice of a legal action that is being taken against them. 

Proper service of process is required before a legal proceeding can get underway. Whether the person who is served decides to avail themselves of legal counsel or not following service of process is of no concern. Merely being put on notice is enough. A defendant ignores the serving of legal documents at their own peril.  

When we file a court action, the court clerk sends out a summons for the process server to deliver to the defendant or counter defendant.