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More than 50% of process servers succeed because of perseverance, and 100% succeed because of proper training and preparation.
FAQs | PROCESS SERVERS
FAQs | CLIENTS
PROCESS SERVICE HELP
What would you charge a client who wants to send 30-70 summons and complaint a month?
Defining your rates is always an internal business decision that cannot be answered by an outside person who does not know your business: its goals, resources and expenses. It is both a short term and a long term decision and it is perhaps one of the most important decisions that can make or break a business. Time and again we have seen process servers fail because they could not successfully manage their volume and have grown too fast too soon. Having said that the Process Server Center has developed a questionnaire that can help you uncover the most important factors to consider in order to define your rates. Check out the TOOLBOX Page.
Is there an online training to become a process server?
What are some common mistakes when starting out as a process server?
- Biggest mistake I made was not thinking a nice area could be dangerous. Never underestimate your surroundings and always be on guard.
- Accepting jobs from a local agency for $12 a serve that wanted 8 attempts, and $6 for each additional paper at the address.
- Always ask for the person by first and last name, make it a habit, you never know when you could have 2 Roberts at the same address.
- Always look at the paper before you hand it to them, could get mixed up in the car with someone else's.
- Treat people with kindness...you never know if you will have to go back for additional serves.
- The best thing before you serve legal documents is READ your client's instructions and follow them.
I am totally new to process serving, Where do I start?
The first thing we would suggest is to check your state requirements for licensing or other credentials. At the same time, do a little bit of reflection and answer to yourself questions like: where am I in my current career and what I would like to accomplish personally (am I retired and just looking for some additional income or am I taking care of a family and need to make enough to support them and build a nest egg); once you answer this, you can continue with questions that pertain to how you tie your personal goal to your career goals and how the latter can help you achieve your personal goals. The difference is huge and varies from a person to another, and can mean the difference in your business being successful. Next come the setting up of your business, organizing your work and last but not least training. Learn More
What do you wish you were told as a new process server?
- Non serves cost more to do than serves so don't discount them.
- The job is sometimes not as easy as it looks in the movies!
- The job is dangerous at times, plus you work more than 60 hours a week and very hard to take vacation as a sole proprietor owner.
- Document everything. Obviously big things like cars and lights being on or off are always good but don’t forget the little stuff like if the lawn was mowed recently, conditions around the entrances, color of front door and take pictures
- Organizational skills are a must! It isn’t enough to just serve the documents. Getting reports done and signing and notarizing affidavits is important....
- Think outside of the box... Get creative...
- Process Servers need to do their due diligence by leaning as much as they can, including the rules of their State in serving Process. I highly recommend a proper online Training for process servers, before you go out in the field. You don’t want your first ‘learning experience’ getting you sued (regardless of what instructions an attorney or a self-represented client gives you).
How do I find a process server in the United States?
Finding a professional and reliable process servers is difficult. Here are how most people usually search for a process server:
- Search Google within the area where you need your documents served. If there are local process servers listed in Google business, you will see them. Get the phone number and/or email displayed in Google, and then call or email them to learn about their services and rates.
- Search the National Association of Process Servers (NAPPS), local state associations and other directories. There you may find long lists of process servers listed. You will have to click on each one in order to obtain their phone number and/or email address and contact them directly.
- Save time and resources and hire a Pre-screened and/or Certified process server with PROServerLIST. Learn More
How do I hire a process server?
How do I find help with managing process servers?
If you are a paralegal, attorney, legal assistant or run a process service agency and need help with best managing your process servers, so that each process service is properly completed and affidavit filed on time, find out how to eliminate hassles and streamline the process.
I have a question?
How to Become a Process Server?
Where Do I Find Training for Process Servers?
Are you new to process service or do you want to eliminate the how-to-serve-this-legal-paper guesswork? Find out how to properly serve any legal document from any state, federal, county or town court.
How Do I Get Certified as a Process Server?
How Do I Build a Successful Process Service Business?
Do you want to build and grow a successful process service business? Get answers to all your questions about where to begin, how to set up your business, how to find clients, how to set your process service fees, how to market your process service business and how to retain clients for many years to come!
Can I Learn How to Serve Process Like an FBI Agent?
Do you know how to handle difficult to serve people? How to deal with confrontation? What about cutting time spent per service with tactics and strategies specifically developed for the process service industry with the help of FBI agents and law enforcement officers?
What is the Process Server Center?
The Process Server Center is a legal professional organization whose mission is to set a national standard for the process service industry in the United States. The organization’s approach provides specific, actionable solutions to both process servers and law office managers through the development of relevant training for process servers and the administration of PROServerLIST, the first nationwide exclusive Directory for Certified and Pre-Screened Process Servers.
What is PROserver LIST?
PROServerLIST is an exclusive Directory designed to distinguish our members from other process servers in order to help clients quickly find a professional process server they can trust with their service of process. The Process Server Center holds its process servers to the very highest standards of consistent quality of their services, sustainable record of services completed correctly, and continuous training and improvement. PROServerLIST is the only Directory in the United States where government agencies and legal professionals hire Certified and Pre-screened process servers.
Are PROServerCENTER and the Process Server Center the same?
Yes, PROServerCENTER is the brand name of the Process Server Center. It is the only online place in the United States where you can find help, training, free resources on everything related to process service.