A formal notice of service filed with the court that proves when documents were first served on a party in an action.
It is a court document submitted by a process server as proof that they served the witness or party in a lawsuit with the documents they were required to serve on them.
Other documents filed with the court, including motions, briefs, and status reports, must also be given or addressed to all parties involved in the matter. Courts typically demand an accompanying evidence of service from the person who delivered the document to the parties in order to submit a copy of the document. It is normally sworn to under penalty of perjury.« Back to Glossary Index