Process Server Books and Reference Guides


What is Process Service?

This article provides an overview of process server books. But what is process service? Process Service, or Service of Process, is the act by which a party is given legal notice, by delivery of a summons, of a legal proceeding in which a person is concerned, and an action which a person is commanded to take or not to take.

Another definition of Process Services is the delivery of copies of legal documents such as court orders, summons, complaints, subpoenas, orders to show cause (order to appear and argue against a proposed order), writs, notices to quit the premises, and certain other documents, usually by personal delivery to the defendant or other person to whom the documents are directed.

Process service is providing an opposing party with notice of a pleading or action to assure that the opposing party is aware of the action and is allowed to appear. The person who completes the service is referred to as a Process Server.

Many private investigators offer process serving to their clients. This is convenient for attorneys and lawyers because a private investigator can help track down the individual who needs to be served. Then, they can serve them with the appropriate legal documents. If you would like to offer a service of process to your clients, we recommend starting with a state association in your area.

Dangers Involved in Serving Documents

The act of delivering subpoenas can be a dangerous task these days. The individual being served with the warrant or subpoena is often afraid of going to jail. In some cases, the deputy, marshal, or investigator who attempts to deliver the notice is physically attacked. In more extreme cases, they are shot by the individual being served.

Process Service Books

Private investigators often offer process services to their clients.  If you want to pursue a career as a process server or want to offer the service to your clients, the following books provide helpful information.  The books cover such helpful 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 that private investigators and law enforcement use to deliver subpoenas for attorneys and lawyers successfully
  • Learn how to pursue a career and where to look for employment
  • How to find process service training courses, continuing education, and exam materials
Bestseller No. 1
How To Become A Process Server: Process Server Business Plan
  • Casey, Lance (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 55 Pages – 11/17/2020 (Publication Date) – Independently published (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 2
Process Server 101: How to Become a Process Server
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Young, Richard (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 122 Pages – 10/16/2018 (Publication Date) – Process Server 101 (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 3
Marketing A Process Server Business Online
  • Casey, Lance (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 45 Pages – 11/08/2020 (Publication Date) – Independently published (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 4
Process Server (C-620): Passbooks Study Guide (Career Examination Series)
  • National Learning Corporation (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 212 Pages – 01/01/2020 (Publication Date) – Passbooks (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 5
Process Serving Manual: Process Servers Manual
  • Fetter, Jim (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 38 Pages – 04/04/2014 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

Private Investigation and Process Serving. A Comprehensive Guide Investigators, Process Servers and Attorneys (Paperback version) – This book provides a great overview of the profession. It’s a good place for anyone to start pursuing a career in the field.

The Practical Guide to Process Serving. This book will help you learn the basics and how to apply your skillset and develop a career.

Head Process Server & Court Aide (Career Examination Book; C-349) – Career exam book on process serving.  It will help you get certified to become a process server, by passing the appropriate exam.

Buy these and other Process Server Books at

Process Server Websites

The following are websites that provide additional information on process servers.

  • Findlaw Directory of Process Servers – Nationwide directory and resources.
  • International Association of Process Servers – Association for process servers.
  • National Association of Professional Process Servers – The National Association of Process Servers is the largest national association in the United States. Search for process servers, newsletters, conferences, and training.
  • Process Server Institute – The Process Server Institute (PSI) is an educational organization in California dedicated to the study and teaching of the art and business of process serving. PSI offers a series of entrepreneurial seminars that teach the fundamentals, the laws that govern the service of process, and completing a proof of service. The seminars include a skip-tracing investigation segment and a discussion on marketing services to the legal community. The seminars cover the service of process by particular court order, publication, and alternative means.
  • United States Process Serving – United States Process Serving Corp. is a professional association of retired peace officers, hailing from all different agencies, local, state, and federal, which provide process serving duties to Attorneys and Government Agencies across the Country.  Provider of litigation support services.

Questions, Comments, and More Information

If you have any questions about these process server books, please post a comment below. Also, check out our other books for private investigators.

Michael Kissiah is the owner of Brandy Lane Publishing, LLC, which owns and operates a small portfolio of websites, including Michael created more than 20 years ago after working as a private investigator in the state of Florida. Since that time, he has become an expert at how to find information online and has written over 1000 articles on topics related to the investigation industry. In addition, he is the author of the "Private Investigator Licensing Handbook", available at


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