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You’ve Been Served ... On Facebook

Posted Dec 17, 2008 3:00 PM CDT
By Molly McDonough

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Leave it to tech-savvy Australia to meld legal procedure with social networking. Indeed, we learned recently that an Australian court is allowing service of a default judgment via Facebook.

This raised a whole host of questions for us. But mainly, we wondered about unusual ways of serving an opponent.

So tell us ...

What's the most unusual form of document service you've heard about? Or share a story about a servee’s reaction or the lengths to which the servee avoided service.

Answer in the comments below.

Read last week's question and answers about legal marketing.

Our favorite answer from last week:

Posted by Elisabeth S.: "As a small town ‘family law only’ lawyer, who arrived just 2 years ago ‘from way,' marketing means a web presence, membership in the local Chamber of Commerce with the catchy elevator speech at functions, but most of all delivering excellent client service, with empathy. The clients come by word of mouth. That said, driving a big F150 truck with bush bar and cross country lights (needed in snow country living on a cattle farm) with my firm name and telephone # and the words 'Family & Collaborative Law' tastefully (yes, tastefully, not garish) stenciled on the back and side doors gets you noticed everywhere. Amazing how many clients hold the idea that if ‘a lady’ can handle a truck, she sure can handle their case."


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