Process Servers

Process servers are licensed by the courts to serve legal papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, and court orders, to the parties involved in legal disputes. People served may include witnesses, defendants in lawsuits, or the employers of workers whose wages are being garnished by court order. Corporations can be served through their statutory agents (representatives), and unknown parties can be served as John or Jane Doe, with their true names being substituted when learned by the court. Process servers work independently or as employees of law firms and other companies.


Quick Facts
Duties Serve legal papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, and court orders, to the parties involved in legal disputes
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Any geographic location
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Government
Experience No previous experience is needed
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Research
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Curious
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements Must be bonded, fingerprinted, and pass FBI background check
Career Ladder
  • Business Owner
  • Process Server
  • Legal Messenger

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