Process Serving


Service of process is the procedure by which a party to a lawsuit gives an appropriate notice of initial legal action to another party (such as a defendant), court, or administrative body in an effort to exercise jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body, or other tribunal.

Personal service is service of process directly to the (or a) party named on the summons, complaint, or petition. In most lawsuits in Canada, personal service is required to prove service. In most cases, personal service must be achieved by serving (in hand) the documents to a real person.