Jacksonville Bar Association

Service of Papers

  1. Papers should not be served in order to take advantage of an opponent’s known absence from the office or at a time or in a manner designed to inconvenience an adversary, such as late on Friday afternoon or the day preceding a secular or religious holiday.  A “paper” is any written material that is to be filed with a court or other tribunal.
  2. Service should be made personally or by facsimile transmission when it is likely that service by mail, even when allowed, will not provide the opposing party with adequate time to review the paper before a court appearance.  Sending an additional copy of electronic mail also is encouraged, if possible.

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