Has the Internet changed the way Process Servers perform their jobs? Will traditional process servers become a thing of the past?
The answer is clear to the first question, how process servers perform their duties has changed in so many ways. And electronic service of process may be one of the biggest changes on the horizon.
Tabitha Messick of Citizen Media Law Project, published a blog post earlier today (July 26, 2012) entitled Service of Process, 2.0. Her post explores the role of Service of Process historically and chronicles its slow evolution up to a case in New York that I wrote about a few weeks ago involving a judge’s refusal to allow service of a defendant via social media. Her blog post can be found here.
She makes many of the same observations I have made in prior blog posts. If I did not know better I would think that much of the information she has written about was gleaned from this blog. If so, I am flattered. The following is one of her observations: