The primary role of a Process Agent is simple and that is to deliver legal documents such as subpoena, summons, notifications and related documents to target respondents. However, the actual job is not as simple as it sounds. In fact, it can be challenging especially that a displeased respondent may vent his frustration at the process server. For instance, those whose vehicle or equipment would be collected for repossession may not take things lightly and resist the process. If you are the one who delivers the bad news, you may as well be ready for possible resistance. To avoid such circumstances, take a look at these tips:
Find proper timing
As a Process Agent, you are allowed to serve notification during unholy hours or even during the holidays, just to ensure that your respondent will get the legal notification. However, you should determine when is the right time to deliver the notice without disturbing your respondent. Find proper timing especially for sensitive cases such as repossession of assets ad properties.
Know your limits and boundaries
Even if you desperately want to serve the legal notice or subpoena, you cannot just trespass a private property especially if there is no one to receive you in the area. You can face legal impediments for the act which is why, it is important for you to be aware of your limitations to ensure that you will not constitute any violation of the law.
No matter how difficult the situation, you should present yourself in a professional manner. Being a Process Agent requires you to deal with different types of people and some of them are corporate leaders so you want to ensure that you look presentable when you deliver legal notices. Be professional in your conduct of approaching your respondents including your manner of explaining matters to them because some of the respondents will ask several questions. If you are not sure of the answers and even if you know them, find out what you can tell your respondents from information that are considered sensitive and classified.