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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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A FORENSIC ACCOUNTANT must understand the legal process, its unique language and the rules of evidence used in both federal and state courts.
48) The legal process fifties and sixties Forewords are displaced by the predominantly substantive Forewords written thereafter.
NEW YORK & SYDNEY -- Mallesons Stephen Jaques, a leading law firm in the Asian region, and Integreon, the largest global provider of integrated legal, business and research solutions, today announced their preferred supplier agreement for legal process outsourcing (LPO) support services.
Specifically, The South Carolina Department of Social Services is soliciting a Fixed Priced Bid to provide Legal Process Services for DSS County and Integrated Child Support Services Division Offices within the state, in order to serve subpoenas, pleadings, court orders, and other legal documents to providers, parties and witnesses, notifying them of their required presence at legal proceedings or need to provide documentation pertinent to SCDSS County/ICSSD Offices of providing assistance to abused children, vulnerable adults, and child support.
NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integreon, a leading global provider of outsourced legal, document, research and business support, has been recognized by Chambers and Partners for the fourth consecutive year as a top ranked Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) firm in their Chambers Global 2014 guide.
LONDON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integreon, a leading global provider of outsourced legal, document, research and business support, has been recognised by Chambers and Partners for the fourth consecutive year as a top ranked Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) firm in their Chambers Global 2014 guide.
The Pistorious family has said that they had pleaded that the legal process should have been run with integrity and leaking evidential material for the public will not advance the legal process in any way.
These 'extraordinary renditions' are done without resort to legal process and usually involve countries with security services known for using brutal means.
So in defiance of common sense, Canada is going to go through a long and expensive legal process to determine whether the rights of parents should be taken away from them--something beyond the competence of courts and legislatures to decide.
But a number of appeals to the county court have proved unsuccessful and developer Jay Deeley believes the legal process has been exhausted.
The monographs are: New Colleagues--How Advanced Practice Providers Can Help You Flourish under Managed Care, The Satisfied Patient--A Guide to Preventing Malpractice Claims While Promoting Managed Care Goals, and Limiting the Unknown--A Guide to Understanding the Legal Process for Health care Providers.
Romea, a Manhattan rent stabilized tenant - who was apparently an out of work debt collector - was already several months behind in the rent (and presumably had signed a lease some time earlier stating the rental amount and was receiving a rent bill every 30-days as required under the city's rent laws), when she was served a three-day notice by the legal process server at the end of December 1996.