From the time a paralegal uploaded a document for service until the time she received the signed Return of Service varies, but is stunningly fast compared to the traditional model of process serving. Our site offers times like 2 hours, 27 minutes from Broward to Tampa. 1 hour, 58 minutes from Jacksonville to West Palm Beach.
And the best part is the savings LegalStork can offer to law firms. When a law firm calls a process serving company to serve a document out of state or out of county, they may charge $250+ to do it.
LegalStork has made process serving geographically irrelevant for attorneys and geographical significant for process servers. When attorneys upload documents, they go into a central pool where they are sorted by zip code and checked out by process servers nearby, who are alerted there is a document near their location.
This means an attorney in Miami can add documents to be served in Tampa or California and there is no extra charge. The cost of the documents being served is generally $40, whether across town or across the country.
We spoke to the company Chief Executive Officer and asked him how the process serving could be so fast and efficient and keep such a low cost. Mark replied:
"We are not a process serving company; we are a technical intermediary between the documents that need to be delivered and the process servers. The speed and reliability comes from our completely different model of document service. Process servers generally make two times more when using our service than when getting documents through a process-serving company, which may keep 66+% of the fee. We keep just a few dollars and the process server keeps the rest.
The other major factor in this is that the document checkout process is not a first-come, first-serve task. Process servers are ranked by past performance and have to perform to the very highest levels to have fist pick of the documents. We have developed a complex statistical algorithm for ranking on dozens of factors such as speed of service, latitude/longitude proximity of updates to respondents, and the system can even flag a process server for suspected fraudulent service."
One would question whether this strategy is effective and the answer, by looking at the numbers, is a wholeheartedly "Yes." With an overall average of 3.6 hours from the time the law firm uploads the document to the time the document is served and the digitally-signed Return of Service affidavit is sent back to the law firm, this has been a huge success for the LegalStork team.
LegalStork has other added benefits, such as real-time tracking of your documents, so you have the ability to know the status of your documents as soon as it is updated by a process server.
If you are an attorney who served just one document per month or one-thousand, you should check out http://www.LegalStork.com. It is absolutely free to register and they have a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year support line that cannot be matched by process serving companies.
Paralegal Norma Lenna wrote about the service, stating “WOW! I’m impressed and I’m from NY so it takes a lot to impress me!!!” (stated about multiple services across the State of Florida, each costing $40).
Attorney Ryan Witmer stated, “Last month, one of the owners [of the firm] said the idea would never work and kind of service could never be possible. Today, we were laughing at that because none of us imagined the service could possibly be this fast and reliable.” (stated of over 8 documents served out first week in operation)
A paralegal from Attorney Cord Byrd’s office in Jacksonville, Florida (and has a summons served in West Palm Beach) stated, “Not even two hours? Well, I’m sold!”
If you want to become an attorney or process server registered with http://www.LegalStork.com, there is no cost. And to help spread the word, LegalStork has offered an amazing incentive package to their affiliates. See the web site for further details.