Process service is the delivery of copies of legal documents such as summons, complaint, subpoena, or court order to show cause (order to appear in court and argue against a proposed claim or charge), writs, notice to vacate the premises and other documents.
The legal documents or subpoenas are usually by delivered in person to the defendant or other person to whom the documents are directed.
Private investigators often offer process service to their clients. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a process server, or simply want to offer the service to your clients, the following books provide helpful information on Process Serving and Process Servers. The books cover such topics as:
What is a Process Server and what is Process Service?
The legal process for serving court papers and other legal docs
Various methods for successfully delivering subpoenas for attorneys and lawyers
How to pursue a career as a process server and where to look for employment
How to find process service training courses, continuing education and exam materials
Process Service Books
Private Investigation and Process Serving: A Comprehensive Guide Investigators, Process Servers and Attorneys (Paperback) – Provides a great overview of the process. A good place for anyone to start if they are interested in pursuing a career in the field.
The Practical Guide to Process Serving – Learn the basics of the craft that you can apply to your own skill set
Head Process Server & Court Aide (Career Examination Book ; C-349) – Career exam book on process serving. Get certified to become a process server by passing the appropriate exam.