There are many aspects to a good service law. First, it must serve its purpose. A good service law should be economically viable. Second, service should be personal and be directed to the right person. Third, if personal service is impossible, it should be legal to substitute service. It should have an economic value proposition and an economic moat.
Value proposition is important for good service law
As a lawyer, you should think about the value proposition for your practice. What do you offer your clients that others cannot? How do you make your clients happy and loyal? A value proposition should be concrete and connect to the problem or benefit your customers are experiencing. Creating a value proposition is an excellent way to set yourself apart from the competition and differentiate yourself from the rest.
A value proposition is a statement that explains how your product or service will benefit your ideal customer. It should be compelling enough to convince potential customers that you’re better than the competition and why you’re the best choice for them. This statement should be communicated to customers directly.
Value proposition is an economic moat
An economic moat is a key component of a business’s success. Businesses that are large enough to have economies of scale often enjoy an advantage when it comes to supplying materials and adapting to changes in demand. For example, a large established corporation, like IBM, might have a cost advantage when it comes to building new electric grids and Internet infrastructure. As a result, new competitors would have to spend large sums of money just to catch up.
Companies that build an economic moat are often able to stay profitable in times of economic depression. They can charge premium prices for competitive goods because it is so difficult for customers to switch to another firm.
Personal service is effective only if the right person is served
A process server must follow certain rules in order to perform personal service. Some states require process servers to be licensed, while others allow any competent adult to serve a process. Pennsylvania and New Jersey both allow process servers to serve documents by mail. To serve a document by mail, the party seeking service must mail two copies of the pleading to the defendant by certified mail or regular mail without a return receipt.
Substituted service is legal when personal service isn’t possible
If personal service isn’t possible, substituted service can be an effective way to deliver a legal document. This type of service involves leaving copies of the papers with another person. However, it’s only effective when personal delivery has failed. In addition, you must use the right method of service for the right person.
While process servers should do everything possible to render personal service, some cases do not permit this option. Substituted service, sometimes called nail and mail, is legal when personal service isn’t feasible or convenient. When you’re serving someone in a different location, you can tack the papers to the door or mail them to the person’s home address.
In California, the court allows for a number of substituted service methods. For example, you can attempt service by leaving the papers with a neighbor, relative, or friend at the other party’s home. However, personal service is still the preferred legal method. If you’ve tried multiple methods to serve the person, you should use a service that’s likely to get the job done.
Substituted service on infants and incompetents
In order for service to be valid, the person must be in a position to receive the legal papers. This means that the person must receive service through an adult member of the family or an executive officer of an institution. This service must be provided by a court order.