When people hear the words, process server, as the attached video lightheartedly highlights, they almost always think the term applies to computers or technology. The truth, however, is that a process server is actually a term used in the legal field to describe an individual who has an important role in the legal process.
Almost as an extension of legal authority, a process server is responsible for delivering legal documents to individuals involved in any number of legal processes. While the role of process server isn’t widely known to those outside the legal arena, there are many process servers across every state in the US.
In most cases, the best process servers will follow legal and respectful channels in fulfilling their obligations and responsibilities. That also means there are certain things the best process servers simply won’t do.
The best process servers won’t leave your legal papers with the neighbor or someone who is underage. They also won’t simply leave those important documents lying on your doorstep, so they can get blown into the street or gutter (and yes, that has happened as the aforementioned video cites).
What is a process server? Well, when they professionally and responsibly handle their tasks, they are an important link in legal processes and the kind of people we can count on to faithfully and diligently serve the legal system.