We are pleased to announce that House Bill 1048 was signed into law by the Governor of Georgia on May 2, 2012. As we mentioned before, the Georgia Certified Process Servers Program had been blocked by all 159 county sheriffs in the State of Georgia. An ammendment to that law was placed before the Ga. House in February 2012 that would allow the Superior Courts throughout Georgia to certify process servers who had met the requirements. As soon as the Judicial Council of Georgia promulgates the final rules, those process servers that become certified through classwork training, testing, criminal background check, and bonding, will be able to serve in any county court throughout the State of Georgia. No longer will you have to have draft a motion for a process server to serve a paper in a county court that does not provide for permanent appointments of process servers. The new law will greatly enhance the ability of the legal community to use private process servers throughout the state.
The Georgia Association of Professional Process Servers and the National Association of Professional Process Servers deserve much credit for the passage of a law that will benefit all citizens of Georgia. As soon as the rules have been announced, we will post an update to let our clients know of the implementation of the statute.
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