Undertaking overseas service without specialized assistance is fraught with risk — often resulting in non-service, dismissal, or impossibility of enforcement once a judgment is granted. Every country operates under different treaties, laws, and procedures, making the process a complicated one.

At Legal Language, we’re used to the complications, increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome. 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 summonses and complaints abroad
  • Provide certified translation of documents to comply with foreign law
  • Track down evasive defendants
  • Verify a company’s legal domicile
  • Draft and authenticate letters rogatory
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Why Choose LLS?

Globally-Recognized Experts

LLS’ attorneys and paralegals are globally-recognized experts in transnational litigation, serving as advisors to the Hague Conference on Private International Law in the development and revision of its desk books on the Hague Service Convention and Hague Evidence Convention.

Authorized Requesting Authority

Our attorneys are authorized requesting authorities under the Hague Service Convention so they may actually sign Hague Requests — no special court order is necessary. International litigation support companies who have no attorneys on staff must be commissioned by the forum court, delaying the procedure and increasing administrative costs.

35+ Years of Experience

We see in a week what most attorneys 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 attorneys draft and monitor letters rogatory, which are sent by the forum court, via diplomatic channels, to the foreign jurisdiction for assistance. We will also arrange for direct service through judicial officers in those destination states where such service is not prohibited.

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