I recently came across this piece from the Fordham Law School on process server requirements and provisions by state. Granted the information is from 2009 and some states have seen some changes in these provisions, such as New York, but it is interesting to see the disparity between certification requirements, registration and insurance.
Because on a national level there have not been an overwhelmingly significant number of changes, the data used in this post is from 2009. After creating a visual of the Fordham data, it’s easy to see the distinct divide in regard to requirements across the country.
The above information seems to highlight a recent discussion among process servers as to whether requirements and education should be more uniform nationwide. Some argue this would help limit instances of sewer service and set more structure for the industry as the role of process servers has come into greater scrutiny in the past few years.
I’ll be going more in depth on this report in the coming weeks but want to hear some feedback. Is the difference in requirements a non-issue or is it something that should be addressed?