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3 Useful Emerging Technologies for Process Servers

The legal profession—process serving included—has made great strides over the last couple of decades in integrating new technology into the law. From computers to GPS tracking, service by social media to sophisticated databases, our work has become quicker and more complex. However, that doesn’t mean that process serving is going…

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Process Server Portrayals in the Media vs. Real Life

Hollywood is known to be a magical place where anything can happen. But that doesn’t mean that everything we see on the screen is true to life. In fact, most of the time it is highly exaggerated.  This is especially true for easily misunderstood jobs, such as process serving. In…

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SCOTUS Rescinds Previous COVID-19 Rule Changes

The United States Supreme Court has rescinded several rule changes that were ordered on March 19, 2020, and April 15, 2020. These orders were put in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the goal of making Court operations safer and more flexible.  As of July 19, 2021, the…

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5 Tips for Managing Back-to-Work Anxiety

As vaccination rates continue to rise, many people feel excited to return to life as normal. Yet, at the same time, there is a sense of heightened anxiety as you leave the comfort of your home office and enter the public workspace once again.  While this adjustment period is completely…

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New SCOTUS Rules Address COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic restricted court operations in the spring of 2020, the United States Supreme Court put into place some new guidance to keep operations as normal as possible but adjust them to keep all parties safer. In November 2020, SCOTUS released similar, updated guidance that impacts how documents…

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5 Practical Tips for Staying Positive in Times of Stress

Stress is never fun, but it’s a common occurrence of life. Between the responsibilities of running your law firm, spending time with your family, maintaining friendships, and any extra commitments you may have, it may feel as if “stressed” is your natural state of being. When you’re stressed, it may…

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IRS Whistleblower Office celebrates 10th anniversary

The IRS Whistleblower Office is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The office was created under the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 to oversee the IRS Whistleblower Program. The Whistleblower Program assists the IRS with ensuring enforcement of IRS regulations and taxpayer compliance. What is a Whistleblower?…

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Social media: The new venue for service of process?

When you get that next Facebook or Twitter notification, could you have a summons waiting for you? In recent years, courts have increasingly allowed service of process via social media, but with certain restrictions. More than a decade ago, process service over the internet came to the forefront when service…

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