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Court Process Servers, Court Services and the Weather

Posted May 26, 2016 @ 10:34 am

Courthouse Process Servers and Legal Support Services, The weather is our biggest challenge to timely services!

Our Process Serving Services and Courthouse Services in Florida take place eveyday unless the weather and other unexpected road conditions prevent us from performing judiciary and legal suppport services.

The recent tornado's touching down in the central states, raging through the mid-west and running throughout the northern plains was responsible for wide spread devastation and the loss of life during the past few days. Communities were destroyed, businesses were leveled and hundreds miles of land and roads were destroyed. Through all that, services were rendered, though delayed, and court and process services are returning to normal scheduling.

When tragedy strikes anywhere in Florida or elsewhere it affects all of us. We stand by, some of us experience it it first hand while other stand by watching on TV; viewing video of severe winds, tunnel clouds, heavy rain, hail and flooding that sweep homes, businesses and people into the abyss.

What does this all mean to the legal system and process in Florida? To start, weather delays all court services and denies citizens of their right to a fair trial, delays or causes the cancellation of hearings and depositions and in some cases even cancels jury trials indefinitely. Because the Process and Court services business in Florida is exclusively dependent upon dedicated people who unfortunately cannot get to work at times, the court system slows down and at times even stops, further backlogging the existing work load of all involved with supporting the process of the court system and its procedures.

Weather conditions in Florida frequently cause courthouses to close or have reduced hours, to slow or stop process serving services which are crucial to the judicial process. Even clerks and employees of the court are subject to their own personal situations which impact the hours that can or cannot work. Regardless of what role a person plays within the entire legal system, weather and the aftermath cause services to diminish due to less productive hours. Many court and legal support services in Florida are suspended temporarily causing Attorneys to stop working on files or, at minimum, divert their staff, minds, resources and time around current courthouse and process serving problems.

Process Servers and Courthouse Couriers in Florida are inhibited or prohibited from performing their duties when severe weather is forecasted or exists. Process Servers and Courthouse Couriers keep close tabs on the weather as any major warnings of pending storms, high winds, flooding and or precipitation will dictate the timing of how and when a service will be handled. Forecasted weather conditions dictate to many how and when to drive to work or to not even go to work. Services planned for and performed in Florida are no different than services in any other state in the nation.

Since Process Servers and Courthouse Couriers in Florida are the front line service providers for Law Firms and Attorney's, it is their timing, success, abilities or unexpected inabilities that create a time line for all case file reviews, planning, depositions, production and service of process upon defendants, respondents and witnesses.

Take a moment to focus on the importance of what Process Servers and Courthouse Courier services in Florida really mean to Law Firms and Attorneys. Like mail carriers, FedEx or UPS, Process Servers and Court Couriers, also known as Court Runners, Court Messengers, Courthouse Process Servers, are expected to perform field services regardless of forecasted or unexpected weather and road conditions. Natural disasters, wrecks on highways, extreme heat, flooding, hail, road rage, tolls, traffic and limited resources at the court and affect deadlines every minute of the day. These are just a few challenges that confront Courthouse Couriers and Process Servers every day.

We suggest when you hire a Process Server or Courthouse Courier to perform Service of Process or case file copying services in any jurisdiction, city, town, village or hamlet in Florida, to perform on behalf of your Law Firm, you should keep in mind there are many variables that influence the timing of your request. To the extent you may need a same day service or a rush service, we will do our best. Our best is usually far better than anyone else can do, yet please understand we don’t control the weather nor do we have a crystal ball to predict road conditions and unexpected events that could influence our productivity. Therefore, you must be cognizant of the fact that we aspire to start and finalize all service requests on time but are always challenged by variables that are out of our control.

As the Holiday weekend is upon us and the start of summer is days away, we must stop and think, even pray, for those who are already experiencing extreme weather and are in harm’s way in the mid-west, north east and northern plains.

Regardless where weather and unforeseen disasters occur it affects us all. We ask that you take the time to consider this, we all have family, loved ones, special people, animals, plants and other important elements in our lives. Process Servers Courthouse Couriers in Florida are not immune to unforeseen circumstances and as a result must prioritize personal and professional responsibilities. As Process Servers and courthouse couriers we do our best to work around and with weather conditions which has a major influence when and where we perform services. Weather and road conditions are out of our control but we remain focused and will target our efforts the best we can to represent your needs.  If, unfortunately, you are not pleased with services provided; perhaps the timing was slow or your deadline is rapidly approaching, please understand we are trying our best. We strive for successful services every minute of every day. If you are happy with services, be advised A LOT of effort and dedication went into making sure your service was handled in accordance with your directives and the law.

Florida Process Serving and Courthouse Courier Services are provided by A. C. E. Process Servers who are part of a nationwide alliance of professionals and managed by the most experienced and knowledgeable managers in the legal profession. We care!

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