If serving your defendant pursuant to the Hague Service Convention is not a viable option, Legal Language’s staff attorneys can help you explore other options and determine the best method for international service of process.

Methods of Non-Hague Service

Legal Language drafts, vets and tracks service requests pursuant to:

  • The Inter-American Convention Letters Rogatory and 1979 Additional Protocol
  • The Vienna Consular Convention
  • Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
  • The State Immunity Act (Canada)

In jurisdictions where no treaty is in effect, our attorneys draft and monitor letters rogatory. These letters of request are sent by the forum court, via diplomatic channels, to the foreign jurisdiction for assistance. Legal Language will also arrange for direct service through judicial officers in those destination states where such service is not prohibited.

Trust the professionals at LLS for international service of process.

Why Choose LLS?

Industry Specialists

International service of process is one of Legal Language’s specialties.

35+ Years of Experience

Since 1983, LLS has supported American and Canadian practitioners handling legal issues across national borders. We serve process in more than 90 countries, and translate documents into more than 200 languages.

Globally-Recognized Expertise

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

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