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United Process Service is located in the heart of Manhattan’s court district. We provide service of process within
New York State, nationally and internationally to legal professionals located in New York City and throughout the U.S.

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Service of process is the serving of legal papers that initiate a lawsuit or get served after an action has commenced. After legal documents are served, the process server must file in court a signed, notarized Affidavit of Service.

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September 10, 2021

As of September 7th, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said judges and New York state court system employees who haven’t shown proof of vaccination are now required to submit proof of weekly COVID-19 tests. And by September 27th, unless employees have medical or religious exemptions, they are mandated to get fully vaccinated.

This announcement was made on the heels of the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the supporting science and public health guidance.

Starting next week, court employees must continue weekly testing until two weeks after getting fully vaccinated, and those who have exemptions must continue to submit proof of weekly testing indefinitely. Employees who don’t submit proof of a weekly test and don’t have a valid excuse will most likely be excluded from the workplace by the NYC chief clerk, for failure to comply.

Meanwhile, more law firms are requiring full vaccination for attorneys and staff, while other law firms are holding back.

August 20, 2021

A quick update:

Once the FDA grants full approval for the vaccine shots, New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said the state court system will seriously consider a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

In the meantime, the New York court system’s mask policy, which allowed vaccinated visitors to go maskless, was just updated: all courthouse occupants – regardless of vaccination status – are now required to wear masks in the courtrooms and public areas inside courthouses. This new policy also applies to court-affiliated facilities.

The mask policy was tightened due to the recent Delta-variant coronavirus surge in New York.

Please stay safe while you enjoy the rest of your summer.

Best regards,

Joel Graber and Staff

 

July 29, 2021

As the number of delta variant cases increases amid the slowing vaccination rate in recent months, the New York State Bar is being asked to evaluate whether vaccination mandates should be implemented to stave off another virus wave.

Meanwhile, there is another discussion about the likelihood of judges continuing to conduct arguments by video and other remote means after the COVID-19 pandemic has finally passed (and we all want to believe it will finally pass). Remote hearings have been popular among both bench and bar members, especially for pretrial and evidentiary proceedings – saving time, travel and money. To learn more click here.

Also worth noting is the recent letter from Morgan Stanley’s CLO Eric Grossman to its outside law firms, stating the importance of the law firms being physically back in the office – which is critical to the development of young lawyers’ skills and delivering “excellent legal services” to the bank. As law firms are determining back-to-the-office policies, some of them are now in a challenging balancing act between client and lawyer demands. To read more, click here.

I hope you’ve been able to achieve an efficient balancing act with remote and in-office work.

And I look forward to serving your documents.

All the best,

Joel Graber and Staff

 

 

July 16, 2021

As of Wednesday, July 14th, fully vaccinated attorneys are permitted to be maskless in the New York state courthouses.

The same holds true for court visitors and judges, thanks to the low number of new coronavirus cases among staff members.

Several weeks ago, fully vaccinated court employees and judges were allowed to go mask free in “non-public areas” inside court buildings if they went through an enrollment process.  With the updated policy, however, those who show proof of vaccination will receive a pass that lets them go mask free inside the courthouse in public areas as well.

Masks are still required for attorneys or court visitors who do not receive a pass.

And people can continue wearing masks if they want.

I hope that gives you reason to smile.

And I hope you’re enjoying a summer of health, lots of good memories, and lots of documents to be served.

All the best,

Joel Graber and Staff

 

 

June 18, 2021

Thanks to the increase in vaccination rates in the NY Metro area, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York announced this week that fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks and observe social distancing in courtroom wells.  This applies to non-jury trials and other in-court proceedings.

Instead of filling out the court’s daily questionnaire to gain Southern District courtroom access, fully vaccinated people will receive a QR code once their vaccination status is confirmed.

If there is an uptick in infection rates, policies and select protocols will be reassessed.  For now though, all those present in the courtroom will have to wear masks if 100% of the people in the well are not fully vaccinated. And those sitting in the gallery must continue to wear masks and observe social distancing.

To read more about this, click here.

I’m sure you’re happy to be seeing people’s faces again in the flesh, and I hope your caseload is where you want it to be: full and manageable.

The summer is around the corner. Stay cool…and safe…and healthy.

Joel Graber and Staff

 

May 27, 2021

Just three days ago, New York’s court system returned to full in-person staffing, as all judges and court staff were ordered to physically report for work.

While the courts were able to shift to a virtual system at lightning speed during the height of the pandemic, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said that most court proceedings “for reasons including access to justice or court operations, are most appropriately heard in person. And our efforts to once again provide a full range of court services to lawyers and their clients and to unrepresented litigants is absolutely the right thing to do.”

Despite the return of full in-person staffing, the number of individuals in facilities will be limited by relying on virtual technology, along with staggered scheduling of court calendars and court appearances. And while the CDC eased up on mask requirements in most public indoor environments, everyone must continue to wear masks in courthouses, regardless of their vaccination status. Temperature checks, social distancing, sanitizing and coronavirus screenings will remain in place as well.

For now, DiFiore says they’re keeping the mask requirement “out of an abundance of caution and in order to carefully monitor and evaluate the impact of increased traffic in our courthouses following [the] return to full staffing levels.”  While the return to full courthouse staffing supports expanded in-person proceedings and jury trials, as well as NY’s economic reopening, several unions remain concerned about the safety and wellbeing of court workers. To read more, click here.

I hope your caseload is back on track as we head into a wave of post-pandemic litigation.

I look forward to serving your documents.

Joel Graber and Staff

 

April 21, 2021

In an effort to resume to in-person legal proceedings, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced to the legal community that as of Monday, May 24th, "all judges and court staff will be required to physically return to work in their assigned courthouses.”

Thanks to the combination of a continuing decline in CoVid positivity rates and a significant percentage of the population being eligible to receive the CoVid vaccine, public health restrictions are being carefully eased and the economy is gradually reopening. With normal staffing levels, DiFiore said, “We will be able to conduct an increased number of in-court proceedings, including jury trials -- 55 of which have been scheduled for this week”.  Of course, to protect everyone’s health and wellbeing, extensive safety measures will be put in place.

To read more about this, click here and scroll to page four.

After learning of DiFiore's announcement, workers unions were quick to express concern over the speed in which this plan is set to take effect. To read more click here.

As always, I look forward to serving your documents.

Sincerely,

Joel Graber and Staff

 

April 1, 2021

Last week, 26 in-person jury trials (19 civil/7 criminal) were scheduled to begin in all five NYC counties. Additionally, a total of 27 trials (18 criminal/9 civil) were set to begin last week in all judicial districts across the state. The hope is that as vaccines are increasingly administered throughout the state, the courthouses will remain open and in-person trials will get back on track. 

The reopening has posed some challenges, however, as courthouses of varying sizes reconfigure their layouts with appropriate social distancing measures in mind. With a limited number of people permitted in the courtroom, attorneys must now ascertain the optimal time to take a case to trial. It’s a delicate balancing act: staying safe while simultaneously ensuring clients’ rights and health are protected.
To read more, check out this NYLJ article.

We'll keep you updated as we learn more.

Until then, stay safe and stay well.

Joel Graber and Staff

March 9, 2021

As the New York court system moves forward, carefully balancing safe resumption of in-person operations with simultaneous strengthening of its virtual operations, there is one thing that’s obvious: remote working will continue in the legal industry. While each law firm’s approach to returning to the office may vary, working remotely will undoubtedly be part of the work culture going forward.

New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, in her recent State of the Judiciary speech, explained the court system changes that will most likely remain in place post-pandemic. She also talked about the proposal, which has won government and legal community support, to simplify New York’s complex trial court system. To learn more, check out this NYLJ article.

Stay safe. Stay well.

Joel Graber and Staff

 

December 20, 2020

As you may already know, due to the continued CoVid-19 surges, in-person staffing at NYC courts has been reduced to approximately 30 percent of pre-pandemic levels.  For courts statewide, in-person staffing has been reduced by about 40 percent.  And if the metrics worsen, there will be regional shutdowns as hospitals  approach their critical capacity limits.   

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore noted that nonessential personal appearances in civil courts are on hold temporarily, with only select in-person emergency matters continuing to be heard in criminal, family and housing court. Since Judges are being relied upon to resolve cases in virtual courts, the continued focus will be on the expansion of the courts’ virtual capacities.

Please contact me if you’re facing any issues as it relates to service of process. Your satisfaction is important to me.

As always, please stay safe.

Joel Graber and Staff

November 23, 2020

There is much controversy surrounding Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.8 (and the subsequent orders extending its effective date) put into place due to the Covid-19 pandemic,  tolling any specific time limit “for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding…”

Many of my clients were unsure - myself included - whether or not the intention of the Governor was to extend or toll time limits. While he has the authority to extend dates, there are those who say he does not have the authority to toll, as both terms mean different things.

Since the toll and extension issue was still not settled as of late October, I did not want to put my clients in a precarious statutory situation.  To be on the safe side, I made sure that all documents whose 120-day statutory time to serve expired during the pandemic, were served by November 3, 2020.

Click here for some interesting reading on the above matter.

Please stay safe.

Best Regards,

Joel Graber and Staff

 

November 16, 2020

Just a quick update: While the court system is allowing ongoing civil and criminal jury trials to continue to conclusion, it is halting the new jury trials and new grand juries due to the recent spike in CoVid-19 cases – effective today (Nov. 16th).
All future bench trials and hearings will operate virtually, unless otherwise noted.

As you know, United Process Service is fully staffed and service is operating smoothly.  If you need affidavits emailed to you, please let us know at the time you initiate sending papers for service.  This is the best way to expedite matters.

Before signing off, here are two interesting articles I’d like to share with you:
The first is about litigation-practice adaptations made during the pandemic, some of which have produced efficiencies that will work in favor of judges, attorneys and clients, post-pandemic. Click here to read.

This article is about the legal authority and benefits of hiring a private judge to resolve disputes at a time when our judiciary system faces drastic budget cuts amidst other challenges.  Click here to read.

Please contact me if you’re facing any issues as it relates to service of process.

As always, please stay safe.

Joel Graber and Staff

 

November 6, 2020

A few things about the restart of criminal jury trials, e-filing and more.

As of this week, the Bronx and Queens began their first new criminal jury trials since March.  However, NYS Chief Judge Janet DeFiore says in order to prevent future CoVid outbreaks, additional adjustments/restrictions will be implemented when necessary, thereby ensuring the health and safety of the courts.
DiFiore also announced that e-filing will be available by November 18th in all but two state supreme courts.

In the meantime, as we await an effective CoVid-19 vaccine, litigation must proceed under pandemic restrictions. However, there has been controversy around the effectiveness of virtual depositions. While in-person depositions pose health concerns for some parties, remote depositions can potentially cause undue burden for others. As such, it appears the court is currently assessing the needs of each sides’ reasons for wanting either an in-person deposition or a remote deposition on a case-by-case basis.

Here’s a link to an article about staff reductions at law firms of all sizes. Part of this staff reduction may be due a fundamental shift in what skill sets are needed as employees work from home.

If there are new issues you’re facing as it relates to service of process, I want to hear about it. Your needs are important to me.

Please stay safe.

Joel Graber and Staff

 

October 13, 2020

On October 6th, Gov. Cuomo’s executive order tolled through November 5th time limits for “the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion or other process or proceeding” under New York law.  To view this order, please click here.

As you know, United Process Service is fully staffed with all our servers back. If you are still working remotely and need affidavits emailed to you, please let us know at the time you initiate sending papers for service.  This is the best way to expedite matters.

Before signing off, I wanted to send you a link to a 10-minute video about ‘Unconscious Bias’. One federal court, the Western District of Washington, requires every potential juror to watch this video during the orientation session for every criminal or civil trial in that district.  The hope is to make jurors recognize their unconscious biases, something we all have – and minimize the impact on their critical thinking and decision making as it relates to the trial.  I found it to be very neutral, non-partisan, and enlightening. So if you have ten minutes, click here or https://www.wawd.uscourts.gov/jury/unconscious-bias.

All the best,

Joel Graber and Staff

September 18, 2020

On September 4th,  Gov. Cuomo’s executive order tolled through October 4th  time limits for “the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion or other process or proceeding” under New York law.  To view this order, please click here.

Please note that in addition to knowing the restricted hours of various city and state agencies that will still accept service, we are privy to other means by which service is completed upon those entities whose offices are still closed. These include serving by mail, email and NYS Secretary of State. You can contact us at any time for the proper way to serve.

United Process Service is fully staffed with all our servers back. As businesses reopen, and as individuals are less reluctant to open their doors, service will naturally continue to improve.

Again, if you are still working remotely and need affidavits emailed to you, please let us know at the time you initiate sending papers for service.  This is the best way to expedite matters.

In the meantime, if there are new issues you’re facing as it relates to service of process, I want to hear about it. I don’t want your needs to go unmet.

All the best,

Joel Graber and Staff

August 7, 2020

On August 5th  Gov. Cuomo’s executive order tolled through September 4th  time limits for “the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion or other process or proceeding” under New York law.  To view this order, please click here.

Please note that NY Secretary of State will now accept service for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It gets served just like a regular corporation via BCL 306-2 copies and a $40 check. There are other entities that can be served there as well and also electronically, as per instructions from the agency we are serving.

As previously mentioned, United Process Service is fully staffed with all our servers back. As businesses reopen, and as individuals are less reluctant to open their doors, service will naturally improve.

If you are still working remotely and need affidavits emailed to you, please let us know at the time you initiate sending papers for service.  This is the best way to expedite matters.

In the meantime, if there are new issues you’re facing as it relates to service of process, I want to hear about it. I don’t want your needs to go unmet.

All the best,

Joel Graber and Staff

 

July 20, 2020

On July 6th  Gov. Cuomo’s executive order tolled through August 5th time limits for “the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion or other process or proceeding” under New York law.

The restoration of in-person court operations throughout New York is happening at a steady pace, albeit with precautions.  Scroll further down for thorough list of in-court openings and note the modifications. By the time you read this, other courts may be open as well, but a return to “normal” is not yet on the horizon.

As for United Process Service - we are now fully staffed.  Our servers are back. We are in full gear. The only issue is that we are beholden to some businesses still being closed, as well as individuals who are reluctant to open their doors. That will only improve over time.

If during this time you are working remotely and need affidavits emailed to you, please let us know at the time you initiate sending papers for service.  This is the best way to expedite matters.

We all know this is a time of great change. And we all know that eventually COVID-19 crisis will pass.  How many of the current changes (remote working, court hearings conducted via video conferencing, oaths being administered via audio—video communication, courts going paperless, staggering of court appearances, installing plexiglass barriers, retrofitting many courtrooms to ensure safety, etc.) will remain post pandemic is still unknown.  What we DO know is that now is the time for all businesses to be adaptive, proactive, and even decisive. Now is the most appropriate time to amplify what you/your business does best.

I hope you’re adapting and making pivotal changes that will ultimately serve you well.

In the meantime, if there are new issues you’re facing as it relates to service of process, I want to hear about it. I don’t want your needs to go unmet.

All the best,

Joel Graber and Staff

IN-COURT OPENINGS

SUPREME COURT

NEW YORK COUNTY-ONLY COUNTY CLERK, RECORD DEPARTMENT & JUDGEMENT
CLERKS. NO MOTIONS. EX-PARTE ONLY FOR EMERGENCY APPLICATIONS. NO JUDGES
ARE IN CHAMBERS FOR SO-ORDERING.

QUEENS COUNTY-NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ONLY ACCEPTING EMERGENCY
APPLICATIONS BY MAIL WITH SELF-ADDRESSED RETURN ENVELOPE.

BRONX COUNTY-NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ONLY ACCEPTING EMERGENCY
APPLICATIONS BY MAIL WITH SELF-ADDRESSED RETURN ENVELOPE.

KINGS COUNTY-FILING OF MOTIONS ACCEPTED BY MAIL WITH SELF-ADDRESSED
RETURN ENVELOPE. SO-ORDERING SUBPOENA DEPENDS IF JUDGE IS PRESENT.

RICHMOND COUNTY-ACCEPTING SUBPOENAS FOR SO-ORDERING, ALL POST RJI &
MOTIONS WITH CHECK AND STAMPED SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE.  EX-PARTE ONLY
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR EMERGENCY APPLICATIONS.

CIVIL COURT

NEW YORK COUNTY-ONLY INDEX NUMBER PURCHASES ALLOWED. NO FILING OF
AFFIDAVITS OF SERVICE. HOWEVER NYSCEF IS ACCEPTING AFFIDAVITS OF SERVICE EVEN
THOUGH CASE WAS NOT COMMENCED ELECTRONICALLY.
     NEW: NEW YORK COUNTY LANDLORD & TENANT CASES ARE NOW ELECTRONICALLY FILED         THROUGH NYSCEF. WATCH INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNzn7Y2Qju4&feature=youtu.be

QUEENS COUNTY- ONLY INDEX NUMBER PURCHASES ALLOWED. NO FILING OF
AFFIDAVITS OF SERVICE. HOWEVER NYSCEF IS ACCEPTING AFFIDAVITS OF SERVICE EVEN
THOUGH CASE WAS NOT COMMENCED ELECTRONICALLY.

BRONX COUNTY- ONLY INDEX NUMBER PURCHASES ALLOWED. NO FILING OF
AFFIDAVITS OF SERVICE. HOWEVER NYSCEF IS ACCEPTING AFFIDAVITS OF SERVICE EVEN
THOUGH CASE WAS NOT COMMENCED ELECTRONICALLY.

KINGS COUNTY- ONLY INDEX NUMBER PURCHASES ALLOWED-NO FILING OF
AFFIDAVITS OF SERVICE HOWEVER NYSCEF IS ACCEPTING AFFIDAVITS OF SERVICE EVEN
THOUGH CASE WAS NOT COMMENCED ELECTRONICALLY.

RICHMOND COUNTY- ONLY INDEX NUMBER PURCHASES ALLOWED-NO FILING OF
AFFIDAVITS OF SERVICE HOWEVER NYSCEF IS ACCEPTING AFFIDAVITS OF SERVICE EVEN
THOUGH CASE WAS NOT COMMENCED ELECTRONICALLY.

 

CURRENTLY THESE ARE THE ONLY OPEN NEW YORK CITY & STATE AGENCIES :

PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY

NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT

CORPORATION TRUST COMPANY

NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL

NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT (FOIL UNIT)

MTA BUS COMPANY (NOT MTA)

NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY

NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER (NOTICE OF CLAIMS) OPEN TUE, WED, & THURS 10AM-1PM

NEW YORK CITY CORPORATION COUNSEL ONLY OPEN TUE & THURS

NEW YORK STATE SECRETARY OF STATE-ALL DOCUMENTS ONLY ACCEPTED IN ALBANY

 

June 20, 2020

Monday, June 22nd marks the beginning of Phase 2 for New York City.

Non-essential businesses and business activities can reopen for in-person operations. This means United Process Service will resume normal pickups at your law firm as long as your building allows entry. As per our usual procedure, please contact us via email once you’ve confirmed that pickups are permitted.

Please note that our messengers are under strict instruction to take proper CoVid safety measures when in clients’ offices. They will wear masks and use only their own personal items.

I know we’re all looking forward to progressing towards Phase 3 and beyond.

Until then, please stay safe and United in this Process with our Service.

Joel Graber & Staff

 

June 11, 2020

As you may know, Governor Cuomo’s latest executive order (202.38) extends, “the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding” through July 6, 2020. 

During this pandemic we have gone from all courts being physically closed and NYSCEF not accepting documents to finally moving to some court openings and statewide electronic filing of documents as of May 25, 2020. We are heading in the right direction!

As I’ve said before, United Process Service is gearing up for the reopening of our office, which I anticipate being within two weeks. Servers are coming back when restrictions are lifted and their health concerns have subsided.  Currently, service of process work for service outside of New York City is vibrant but spotty in the city.

KEEP IN MIND: Serving corporations through Secretary of State in Albany (in lieu of their place of business) is a great alternative at this time because that office has reopened and many businesses are still shut down.  I will gladly advance the $40 fee and get them served promptly. 

I look forward to serving your documents on a full-time basis again.  So please continue to send work assignments by mail and email and we will handle accordingly.

Stay well.
Joel Graber & Staff

 

June 1, 2020

As you are probably aware, NYSCEF is now permitting the electronic filing of new "non-essential" cases throughout the state. So we have some movement in the right direction for the return of our industry. 

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (our industry licensing authority) continues to direct DCA-licensed individuals and agencies to comply with the requirements of the relevant New York State executive orders. Yet until Governor Cuomo issues the green light for NYC businesses to fully reopen, the workflow at United Process Service will remain spotty and modified.

You may continue to send us work and I will do my best to get it served. I check emails daily and go to the post office 2 times a week. Please be aware that some process servers are working but most are not back to work yet for health concerns AND most businesses and government agencies are still closed.

I hope you have made the most of this quarantine. With every aspect of our lives having been affected over the past months, some of the ongoing changes will be for the betterment of us all long term. I hope your "new normal" serves you well. I look forward to serving your documents on a full-time basis again soon.

June should be a very busy and challenging month!

Be well and stay healthy,
Joel Graber and Staff

 

May 5, 2020

As the pandemic is still raging through the U.S., Governor Cuomo has issued guidelines for the phased plan to re-open New York on a regional basis. Click link for details.

https://www.governor.ny.gov/new-york-forward/phased-plan-re-open-new-york#phased-plan-to-re-open-new-york

Also, here’s an article about Cushman & Wakefield redesigning office space (in the Netherlands) with social distancing and better hygiene in mind.  Every little bit helps towards creating a safer environment. Maybe you’ll feel inspired?

https://www.fastcompany.com/90488060/our-offices-will-never-be-the-same-after-covid-19-heres-what-they-could-look-like?utm_campaign=eem524%3A524%3As00%3A20200413_fc&utm_medium=Compass&utm_source=newsletter

Stay safe, stay healthy and United in this Process.

BestRegards,
Joel Graber and Staff

April 29, 2020
As Gov. Cuomo’s latest “New York on Pause” executive order is extended through May 15th, I am prepping United Process for a gradual, but ultimately fully-functioning office re-opening.
 
I’m in the process of installing plexiglass sneeze shields throughout the office which moves us towards a healthier work environment.  I am also researching ways to promote social distancing measures in the workplace. I would love to hear what your office is doing. Sharing best practices (aside from your law practice) will make for a safer New York.
I am still monitoring emails.  If you have new work, it will remain in my Inbox until the office reopens. If you are requesting documents from our database, I may be able to provide you with whatever can be accessed remotely. Given the restrictions, I will continue to do whatever I can.
Take extra good care of yourself. May we all look forward to a healthy and vibrant New York/world again.
Best Regards,
Joel Graber and Staff

 

April 13, 2020

Last week (4/7/20) Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.14, continuing the temporary suspension of New York State non-essential businesses until April 29, 2020. Anything related to statutory time has been extended to May 7th.  This executive order (see link below) supersedes Executive Order 202.8 issued on March 20th, which extended the statutory time to April 19, 2020. 

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20214-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

As always, I am monitoring emails.  If you have new work, it will remain in my Inbox until the office reopens. If you are requesting documents from our database, I will be able to provide you with whatever can be accessed remotely. 

If you need assistance with anything else, please ask.  I’m here.  I’ll do what I can.

Stay safe, stay healthy and United in this Process.

Best Regards,
Joel Graber and Staff

 


March 24, 2020

As you are aware, Governor Cuomo issued the "New York State on PAUSE" executive order for New York State non-essential businesses, directing them to close in-office personnel functions. This necessary effort to protect the public health will hopefully shorten the lifespan of this crisis. Thus, United Process Service, Inc. has discontinued all in-office functions and all process servers have stopped serving.

I am however, monitoring my emails and will respond throughout the day (at least it gives me something to do at home!) While I don’t have the ability to duplicate and send documents to you, I can answer certain questions. If you send a document for service, I will leave it in my inbox and when United restarts operations, I will process your request.  If you end up serving it some other way, please notify me immediately so I don’t serve it again when business resumes. I am always available at joel@unitedprocess.com so please be in touch if you have questions or concerns.

Updates will be posted on my website and through email as this fast-moving, quickly-changing state of affairs continues to unfold.

Stay safe, stay healthy and United in this Process.

Best Regards,
Joel Graber and Staff

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For the March 15, 2020 Updated Protocol from State of New York Unified Court Systems, click here:
https://www.nycourts.gov/whatsnew/pdf/Updated-Protocol-AttachmentA3.pdf 

 

 

 

 

 

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