The United States Court System: The Role of Courthouse Process Servers and Court Couriers

Posted May 21, 2016 @ 2:50 pm

Courthouses of the United States and the Essential  Role of Courthouse Process Servers and Court Couriers

As the leading courthouse courier and process serving service in America, we train and require each of our agents to have thorough knowledge of the United States Court system. All agents are deeply involved with the courts and are updated with policies and changes that may affect the way we perform services on behalf of our clients.

The basis of understanding the courts originates from the fact the United States court system consists of a Federal Court system and 50 state courts. There are many similarities with all courts as they are basically multi leveled and diversified.

All courts differentiate where cases begin and where they wind up in the system. There are lower courts, higher courts, appeals court, civil court and criminal courts. A.C.E., Couriers and Process Servers are engaged at all levels and within all court systems and divisions.

Federal Courts are situated within every state in America. Some of the smaller less populated states many only have one Federal Courthouse while the larger more populated states many have several Federal Courthouses. Federal Courts generally involves legal disputes that fall within the scope the U.S. Government such as, but not limited to, Civil matters, Bankruptcy Court, Class Action Law Suits, Appeals and high value civil matters. Federal Courts also handle egregious criminal cases.

State Courts are considered to be the backbone of our legal system and are where most lawsuits are heard and resolved. Most States have two level court systems within the one courthouse. In one area of the state system there is a lower level court that hears low value and less important issues than the higher court. And, there is a higher level court that handles more serious and higher value legal issues.

Some of the most popular state courts in America are: Circuit Courts, Small Claims Court, Surrogate Court, Probate Court, Superior Court, Supreme, District Court, Family Court, Traffic Court, Juvenile Courts, Court of Common Pleas, Appellate Court, Municipal Court, Justice of the Peace Court, Small Claims Court and Trial Court. Our clients are engaged at all levels of all courts. We represent Attorneys and Paralegal professionals at and through all courts in America. We are Courthouse Couriers and Courthouse Process Servers who are intimately familiar with all courts and have expertise in Service of Process and Retrieving case files.

All States in American have what is commonly known as the high court, last stop court or last resort court to resolve state matters. Said court is known as the State Supreme Court. Although each state does have a Supreme Court this should not be confused with the United States Supreme court which is the highest court in the Unites States and actually has the power to overturn the States Supreme court decisions.

The United States Supreme Court has the final word on the law in America. There are nine justices and all are nominated by the President of the United States and must be approved by the United States Senate. Supreme Court Justices are lifelong appointees.

Overall, the United States Court System on all levels is based upon a process that starts with adversarial situations. The courts are supposed to allow all parties involved in litigation to have equal standing and depend upon the courts to be neutral and unbiased. Then courts maintain an equal plying field of rules, statutes and laws that should allow every litigant an equal chance to be heard and be treated fairly.

 

Process Servers play a significant role within the court system. Process Servers, armed with rules and statutes, serve and deliver lawsuits and subpoena's to parties involved, directly or indirectly, in a matter before a court. Service of Process is the formal notification given to a party involved and is what Process Server must make sure is handled properly and professionally. When a person is served it is at that juncture the court has jurisdiction over the defendant or witness and compliance is required. It is the Process Server responsibility to make sure legal documents are presented in a non-adversarial manner and to inform the person served of the contents and the serious nature of the documents presented.

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