Blog Archives: Process Serving

Why is Service of Process Important

The U.S. Constitution requires that no person is deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of the law. In accordance with due process, the process server performs an important function of protecting the defendant's rights by providing him/her with legal notice of a lawsuit/legal proceeding filed against them.
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Service By Publication in California

In California, if you do not know the whereabouts of a defendant or respondent, you can petition the court for permission to serve the papers “by publication.” To serve a party by publication means that you publish the Summons and all required documentation in a newspaper of general circulation.
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CA Witness Fee Mileage Calculator

CA Witness Fee Mileage Calculator In California state court, a witness subpoenaed to testify at a deposition is entitled to witness fee of $35.00 plus mileage of 20 cents per mile, round trip from the witness's residence to the place of the hearing. The witness fee must be paid upon service of the subpoena if…
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7 Reasons Direct Legal Should be Your Process Server

7 Reasons You Should Use Direct Legal Support Direct Legal Support, Inc. was started back in 1961 and has been a premier Legal Support provider in California ever since. Since its inception in 1961, Direct Legal Support, Inc. has focused on providing clients with a full range of litigation support services to law firms, insurance…
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How to Serve Legal Documents Outside California

How to Serve Legal Documents Outside California Do you need to have legal documents served on an out-of-state defendant? Direct Legal Support can help you. We provide out-of-state service of process to California residents and businesses. Contact us for more information on how to serve a person or business entity out-of-state. Read on to learn…
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Electronic Service of Process

Electronic Service of Process - Pros and Cons Direct Legal Support, Inc. has published several articles on our blog discussing the implementation of courts using cloud based technology for the filing of legal documents. In addition, some jurisdictions have permitted electronic service of process through social media channels such as Facebook. Though the legal industry…
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Serving Legal Documents on a California Registered Agent

How to Serve Legal Documents on a California Registered Agent Serving a business with a lawsuit is not as easy as it appears. Most people do not realize that you cannot just walk into a business and serve any employee with legal documents. In order to render proper service of process, the registered agent must…
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LA County Sheriff Instructions for Eviction

Effective April 1, 2015, The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department will make it mandatory to use the new revised instructions for all evictions in cases. These instructions will not be immediately available on the Sheriff's website as the website is in process of being upgraded and will take some time to complete. Click the Here…
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CT Corporation New Hours of Operation

Effective Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the new hours of operation for the Service of Process Department for CT Corporation will be 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The new hours apply to CT Corporation and National Registered Agents in the Los Angeles office. For additional assistance regarding Service of Process, please click here for customer service…
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Why is Service of Process so Important?

Why Is Service of Process So Important? Both the 5th and the 14th Amendments require due process of law. Due process is in place to protect the defendant in any and all legal proceedings. Both state and federal courts must protect the right of the defendant to a fair trial. Because of this, service of…
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