This seminar is designed to instruct beginner and veteran process servers alike in both the legal underpinnings and the mechanics of lawful service.
The course is 6 hours and its curriculum closely follows the topics of study outlined on the National Association of Professional Process Servers® (NAPPS) website.*
The class focuses primarily on the 25 Illinois court cases that govern all aspects of Illinois process serving. New for this class, we include a complete discussion on the law that takes effect January 1, 2015, governing serving process on a resident of a gated community or condo association and the latest cases on serving process via Facebook and other social media.
Finally, we provide a complete bibliography of the Illinois case law on process serving as well as instruction on retrieving full legal case texts without visiting a law library.
Upon completion, all registrants receive a personalized Continuing Education completion certificate. Certification demonstrates to your clients or employers that you are fully trained in all rules and concepts of Illinois process serving.
You also receive a reference process serving manual. The reference manual and this seminar is divided into the following chapters:
Where and When
Date and time TBD
205 W. Wacker Drive
2nd Floor Classroom
Introduction To Process Serving
- Due Process of Law and Legal Jurisdiction
Court Structure (State and Federal)
Civil Case Structure in Illinois
- Initial Process (Summons)
- Subpoena (Notice)
State and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Process Serving
- The Mechanics of Lawful Methods of Service of Process
- Personal vs. Substitute Service
- Publication and Other Methods of Service
- Where and When May Lawful Service Be Obtained
- Other Legal Restrictions and Requirements
Best Practices For Process Serving
- Tips and Tools of the Trade
- Skip Tracing and Due Diligence
Affidavits of Service and Other Reporting
- Active vs. Passive Voice: Choosing Wrong Can Void Service
- Testifying In Court or Administrative Hearings
Ethical and Professional Rules of Conduct
- Defending Yourself Against A Charge of Fraudulent Service by IDFPR
Who May Legally Serve Process in Illinois
- How to Become an Illinois Licensed Private Detective
- PERC Registration Requirements
- Court Appointment
We designed the seminar to provide basic training for the absolute novice and to provide a refresher for the experienced process server via formalized instruction on the law and procedure for proper service of process.
*This course is not affiliated in any manner nor is it endorsed or sponsored by NAPPS®.