Associated Services Partners with the Process Server Center (PSC) To Set a Standard for the Process Service Industry
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New York, NY – Associated Services, a nationwide process service management company, today announced that the company is partnering with the Process Server Center (PSC). PSC is a legal professional organization that has successfully developed the first program to self-regulate the process service industry throughout the United States.
Through this partnership, Associated Services and PSC aims to:
· Implement nationwide certification for process servers in order to upgrade the professional quality of services provided
· Encourage the continuous training and education among process servers to support the orderly administration of justice
· Facilitate the administration of the Process Server Exclusive Directory to enhance confidence in the integrity of services provided by process servers
· Provide a hassle-free solution for legal departments of government agencies, law firms and pro se clients to find professional and reliable process servers
The process service industry has a huge market of process servers who constantly come and leave this industry. Process Servers are drawn by the ease of entry to this profession and the excitement to build their own business, all for less than 100 dollars. Self-regulation through certification, feedback incentives and a constantly updated directory of process servers is critical to ensure the consistent quality of service of process and eliminate hassles from improper service of process. PSC survey has proved that legal departments at government agencies, law firms and pro se clients will greatly benefit from advancing the training of process servers and utilizing a database that is constantly being updated to reflect the education, experience and real-time feedback for the quality of work and performance of process servers.
“We are excited to support PSC in the much needed regulation of the process service industry”, says Brani, Andreev, CEO of Associated Services. “Providing the Know-How and Pre-screening of certified process servers in order to provide legal professionals the fast and reliable access to qualified, certified, pre-screened process servers is the most exciting opportunity the process service industry has seen in a long time.”
Ultimately, Associated Services aspires to enable process servers to distinguish themselves from other process servers while providing clients with a reliable source of hiring the best process servers in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently about 15,000 to 20,000 process servers in the United States. Only 9 states now require initial statewide licensing for process servers and the responsibility to obtain sufficient education and training falls on each individual process server.
"Both national and state associations, like the National Association for Professional Process Servers (NAPPS) require some proof of affiliation with the process service industry for one year in order to become a member”, says Richard Farrell, Program Director at PSC. “Aimed to solve problems in service of process and upgrade the quality of process servers’ directories, we are thrilled to partner with Associated Services to bring to the industry a results-driven approach to ensure the consistent high quality of service of process. PSC Exclusive Process Servers Directory incorporates both entrance and continuous education and training requirements to maintain membership. The Exclusive Directory further differentiates between certified and pre-screened process servers in order to encourage members to get relevant education and also to implement the 4Ps™ Management Model in order to sustain service of process quality in the long run”
About Associated Services
Associated Services is a Nationwide Process Service Management Company. What ensures the consistent delivery of service of process is the management approach the company has developed and implemented based on more than 30 years of experience. Associated Services selects, trains, and oversees process servers throughout the country in order to streamline the process and save you time and valuable resources. Brani Andreev, CEO of Associated Services, has created this breakthrough management model that provides the framework that every process server must follow to ensure proper service of process every time. The 4Ps™ Model is based on relevant experience actively managing process servers and represents a breakthrough know-how for the process service industry. Associated Services is headquartered in Syracuse, NY.
For information, visit www.Associated.Legal
About the Process Server Center (PSC)
PSC is a legal professional organization whose mission is to set a standard for the process service industry in the United States. The organization’s approach provides specific, actionable solutions to process servers and legal departments the development of relevant training solutions for process servers and the administration of the first and only Exclusive Director for Certified and Pre-Screened Process Server. The Process Server Center Team has 20+ years of experience in working with individual process servers, process service agencies, government agencies and law firms. PSC helps process servers build and maintain successful process service business while ensuring proper service of process and highest quality is provided to legal professionals. PSC is headquartered in Boston, MA.
For information, visit www.TheProcessServerCenter.com
Brani Andreev, Associated Services
Richard Farrell, PSC
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