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How COVID-19 Is Impacting NYC Courts

COVID-19 has impacted every area of our lives, and that includes the state and federal court systems here in New York City. For individuals who are currently dealing with court cases—whether they be jurors, defendants, or plaintiffs—the fate of your case may seem uncertain. While news is changing every day, we have put together a… Read more »

Understanding the Traveling/Mobile Notary Public Service

Whether it be a legal case or a real estate transaction, you will likely have a document notarized at some point. While you’ve likely heard of a notary agent, you may not have heard of a traveling notary public, also known as a traveling/mobile notary. These types of notaries perform the same services as notary… Read more »

The Different Types of Real Estate Deeds Explained

A deed (also known as a real estate deed, a property deed, or a title deed) is a legal document that transfers ownership of a specific property from one person or party to another. However, the information that you can find on that deed can vary depending on the state in which the property resides… Read more »

A Brief Introduction to Electronic Discovery

If you’re involved in a lawsuit, legal investigation or audit, you might find yourself lost in the legalese terms you hear in the process. While these things seem like second nature to an attorney, they can easily be misconstrued by someone without a legal background. Electronic discovery is one of those terms that sounds relatively… Read more »

Excellence Initiative Is Reducing New York’s Court Backlog

New York state’s judiciary has struggled to combat a growing backlog of old court cases for years, but a recent effort lead by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore may finally be reversing that trend. In 2016, DiFiore launched her trademark Excellence Initiative, which calls for a “detailed and comprehensive evaluation of current court processes and procedures… Read more »

How Modern Process Servers are Leveraging Social Media

In some cases, people who expect to be served legal paperwork will try to postpone the action against them by avoiding the process server. These days, however, process servers can often use social media to find individuals who don’t want to be found. Here’s how: Analyze Profiles Many people’s social media profiles aren’t as private… Read more »

Take These Steps Before Hiring a Process Server

If you need to serve a summons, divorce papers, a subpoena, a child support order or another kind of legal document, you might consider hiring a process server. However, it’s important to do some research before hiring the first person who comes up in a Google search. Today we’ll address a few suggestions to keep… Read more »

What Does It Take to Become a Process Server in New York City?

Interested in becoming a process server in New York City? While New York State has no statewide licensing requirements for process servers, New York City does have regulations and requirements. In order to become a process server in the five boroughs, here’s what you’ll need to do: Complete a basic individual license application. As part… Read more »

What Happens When a Process Server Can’t Find a Defendant?

Serving court documents is an essential step required to move a lawsuit forward. That’s why some people who know that legal trouble is coming their way will do anything they can to avoid being found by a process server. Fortunately, process servers have a few tools in their arsenal to find people—legally and ethically—despite their… Read more »

What Is the Difference Between a Summons and a Subpoena?

Both a summons and a subpoena are used to give notice about court proceedings. However, they’re not the same thing. They are served to different people, and they carry different levels of obligation. Here are a few of the key differences between a summons and a subpoena: Summons A summons is an official notification of… Read more »