What is the difference between a licensed and unlicensed process server?

What is the difference between a licensed and unlicensed process server?  There are many distinctive differences, however in order to truly understand the variance we must first understand what a process server is?  A “process server” is a person, other than an attorney or a party to an action acting on his own behalf, who: (a) derives income from the service of papers in an action; or (b) has effected service of process in five or more actions or proceedings within a twelve month period. In laymen terms a individual employed to give legal notice to another party, in an effort to excise jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body or other tribunal.

In this procedure, the process server, weather licensed or unlicensed MUST adhere to all the rules and requirements imposed by the jurisdiction in which they operate. Therefore the process server MUST have a working knowledge of the Civil Practice Law and Rules (“CPLR”) and the New York Code, Rules and Regulations (“NYCRR”).

Licensed Process Server vs. Unlicensed Process Server Requirements:

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All of the requirements are in place for the protection of all parties in addition to preserving the integrity of each and every service.  Weather you choose to use the services of a licensed or unlicensed process server it’s important to note that “ignorance of the law is no excuse” therefore the question is who do you feel more comfortable serving your papers?

For more licensed process server information visit www.undisputedlegal.com or call 1.800.774.6922.  Open Monday-Friday 8am.-8pm.  “When you want it done right the first time” contact undisputedlegal.com #licensedprocessserver

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2 thoughts on “What is the difference between a licensed and unlicensed process server?

  1. I just wanted to thank you for helping me learn more about process server. It’s good to know that they should have a working knowledge of civil practice law rules and other regulations. I’m kind of interested to learn more about how they can learn this or how to receive any training to help further their knowledge with these regulations.


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