It’s a constitutional right (to be notified).

We don’t serve papers for fun, and being threatened is less than enjoyable.

If someone is being sued, he/she has a right to know. What recipients of service of process fail to sometimes understand is that process servers are in no way, shape, or form involved in the said case. Process servers only have one job, and that is to serve documents.

According to, an “officer of the court” is any person who has an obligation to promote justice and effective operation of the judicial system, including judges, the attorneys who appear in court, bailiffs, clerks and other personnel. Servers are officers of the court. Sometimes, servers must actually appear in court to defend their services. Therefore, it is our right to do our job as effectively as possible.

However, we cannot control how those on the receiving end of these documents will react to service. We must always be prepared for anything. ♦

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