Blog Archives: Subpoena Services & Preparation

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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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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AB 2286: Why California Process Servers Should Be Regulated by a State Entity

The question of who should be responsible for regulating process servers in California has been debated for over 40 years. With AB 2286’s introduction and later withdrawal from hearing this year, now is the perfect time to discuss what this bill would have changed, identify gaps in education and accountability for our industry, and take…
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Evading Process Servers – You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide!

It is not always easy to personally serve an individual, particularly if being sued is their favorite pastime. Though some people will go to great lengths to avoid being served, there are alternatives to personal service that will eventually work to bring that individual into the suit. Personal service is generally required by all courts.…
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3 Reasons Why a Professional Process Server Is a Better Choice

When preparing for a tough and potentially stressful court case, one important consideration is how to ensure court papers make it to the right party. With the complex laws of process serving, it is important to choose someone who can complete the task quickly, legally, and efficiently. There are two options when choosing someone to…
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Interstate Subpoenas and Discovery

Interstate Subpoenas - Another Way Direct Legal Support, Inc. Can Help You With the rapid growth of the internet, several companies now have a nationwide or even worldwide presence. When a dispute arises, a lawsuit may be filed in one state, but witnesses and evidence may be located somewhere else. In order to ensure that…
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