Non-Hague Service of Process

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.

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

scales of justice statue

1975 Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and 1979 Additional Protocol

1963 Vienna Consular Convention

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (1976), 28 USC § 1330 et seq.

State Immunity Act (Canada), R.S.C., 1985, c. S-18, §5

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.

And given our expertise in serving process abroad, we can also advise you on whether a defendant has been properly served.

Trust the professionals at LLS for international service of process.

Why Choose Legal Language Services to Serve Process Abroad?

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

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.

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.