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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You Have Been Served Without Ever Leaving Your Desk

When you think about the act of giving notice/serving process I bet you did not have in mind being served by a posting to your Facebook wall, twitter account, or to your email inbox. Well it seems as though not a week goes by when there is not another instance of electronic service process in the news or being written about in the legal community.

Increasingly our customers and constituents view the physical act of service of process as being out of touch with the times. We can not afford to stand by and read story after story suggest that service of process through social networks and by email is an acceptable or reliable means for effecting service.

The following is a link to an article that appeared in the legal publication South East Texas Record last month. Please check it out the author mentions several of the instances I have written about on my blog and on this forum.

The following is the closing line of the article:

“Professional process servers may no longer have to worry about the cat-and-mouse challenges of physically serving defendants, if an online alternative beckons.”