Undertaking overseas service without specialized assistance is fraught with risk. Common problems include non-service, quashed service, dismissal of a lawsuit, or the inability to enforce a judgment.

Every country operates under different treaties, laws, and procedures. As such, service of process — let alone evidence requests — are complicated. Moreover, many countries including Canada, Germany, India, and, of course, the US, have federal systems that add additional obstacles by layering on another jurisdiction with its own laws and procedures.

At Legal Language, we’re used to the complications. Working with Legal Language increases the likelihood of a successful outcome. We perform service requests pursuant to the Hague Service Convention, the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, the Vienna Consular Convention, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and via Letters Rogatory.

With almost four decades of experience effecting service in more than 90 countries, we are the leading US provider of international service of process.

Rely on LLS to:

  • Serve a summons and complaint abroad
  • Provide certified translation of documents to comply with local statutes
  • Track down evasive litigants
  • Verify a company’s legal domicile
  • Draft and authenticate letters rogatory
  • Monitor the status of service requests from start to finish
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Why Choose LLS?

Globally-Recognized Experts

LLS employs globally-recognized experts in transnational litigation. For almost twenty years, our team members have participated in formal meetings at The Hague to review the operation of pertinent international conventions and make suggestions on perfecting them.

Most recently, one of our staff members acted as an advisor on the US delegation for the purpose of developing and revising the desk books on the Hague Service Convention and Hague Evidence Convention.

Authorized Requesting Authority

Our staff attorneys are authorized requesting authorities under the Hague Service Convention so they may actually sign Hague Requests originating in the US — no special court order is necessary. This saves considerable time and inconvenience for our clients.

The LLS team will also arrange for direct service through judicial officers in those destination states where such service is not prohibited.

35+ Years of Experience

We process more outgoing serves in a week than most see in a lifetime of international litigation.

We draft, vet, and track service requests pursuant to the Hague Service Convention, the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, the Vienna Consular Convention, and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Where no treaty is in effect, our staff members draft and monitor letters rogatory, which are sent by the forum court, via diplomatic channels, to the foreign jurisdiction for assistance.

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