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service of process

[sur′vis]
Etymology: L, servus, a slave, processus, going forth
(in law) the delivery of a writ, summons, or complaint to a defendant. Once delivered or left with the party for whom it is intended, it is said to have been served. The original of the document is shown; a copy is served. Service of process gives reasonable notice to allow the person to appear, testify, and be heard in court.
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About ServeCon: ServeCon is an online conference offered to all members of the process serving profession.
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Process serving can involve risk, as some people take out their anger about the legal case on the person bringing them the bad news.
Rebecca learned about process serving when she was involved in a court case of her own.
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