• Monica Fields

Complete guide to everything process serving

Career Requirements:

It may not be necessary to have a degree to be successful as a process server, but you might need to acquire a certification/state-issued license to perform your duties.

The age requirement is 18, and you must have a current driver’s license with no criminal records.

Once again, you have to be knowledgeable of the federal and state laws.

You cannot have any affiliation or interest in the case at hand since that could be considered as a conflict of interest.

Training Programs:

You can begin the process after you have received a GED or high school diploma.

Even though most states do not require a formal education process, your application to potential clients may be more favorable if you have the special training on your resume.

A good starting point for training is to contact the local sheriff’s office, various state associations as well as college campuses.

Each of these sources can provide you with the necessary steps of the serving procedures. Some of the areas of training could include:

  • Surveillance and research techniques

  • Serving methods and tactics

  • Methods of proof that you served the papers/documents, etc.

Learn one or more languages since the population is so mixed.

You want to be sure there’s not a communication gap.

Consider online classes, programs at the local community college, or choose someone who provides private tutoring sessions.

The extra skills could make a huge difference.

You could also provide some freelance work to several clients or attorneys. You will learn your entrepreneurial skills through this type of training.

It is important to understand each of the laws applicable to process serving and ethical behavior.

The proper education and training program can provide you with on-the-spot challenges that could be faced by a confrontational recipient.

Here are some questions you may be asked by potential clients:

What is the key to success when you are communicating with the public?

How would you plan, organize, and prioritize your work? You should include your short and long-term goals.

Provide an example of a time that you gathered information from multiple sources. (Your client wants to know if you can decide what a good source entails.)

Share an experience where you answered a difficult question from the general public or a client.

Provide an example when your ethics had been tested.

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