Why be a process server? Some say it is, in a sense, a rush,
something to pay the bills. To others it’s a lifestyle, a career. Being a
process server is an interesting career choice because each serve can
yield a different outcome. Every serve is different and an easy serve is
almost always followed by cursing of the defendant being served.
Above all else, most like process server system, meeting new people,
being sneaky, interrogating, creeping, and tailing. It’s almost like
getting paid to be Batman! What’s the downside? Well. Like most jobs
there are risks, IE: a tightrope walker can fall, a mailman can criminally
trespass, and a livestock brander can be rammed. Of course, all these
risks can be avoided if one follows procedure or adapts to their own.
The risks of a process server are extensive. You never know who is
behind the door of the residence you are supposed to be serving. You
never know the mindset of the defendant in question (the defendant
could be angry because of divorce, or eviction that they feel is unfair.).
Presentation is key, in some instances male divorcees have
accused process servers of being involved in infidelity in there
marriage. Wearing casual clothes more often than not gives the
impression that you are more than likely affiliated with the plaintiff.
Where as wearing business casual or straight business wear can give
off the impression of working with the plaintiffs lawyer or a regular
process server company such as LDA! Which is way better than being
accused of any affiliation with the plaintiff.
Aside from being Batman or Watson the perks of being a process
server are almost better than the adrenaline rush. You’re not glued to
an office chair or even set to regulated hours, you get to travel far and
wide (within a three city radius typically) while getting reimbursed for
gas. A Process server meets new characters every day and gets a hefty
bit of insight into the legal system; it’s a perfect way into the legal field
if that’s the route you’re going career wise. All in all being a process
server is more than just a profession, it’s an adventure that never ends.