What Goes on a Proof?

In Short, Everything Entered in ABC Mobile

What is a Proof?

The proof is the focus of all that we do - it is the main document providing the details of service of process. It is your official letter to the court, describing what transpired throughout your attempts to serve the defendant. And at its core, a proof is a story. It should paint a picture for whoever reads it, describing the circumstances of service, and providing enough detail to make the next step in the legal process clear for the recipient of the proof. Who did you talk to; what did they look like; do they know the defendant; was the defendant served? All of these should be sufficiently answered on the proof by your responses to the prompts in ABC Mobile.

Proofs Made Easy

What Goes on a Good Proof

In past generations, a proof of service or non-service was a painstaking document. It would need to be filled out after service or non-service occurred, with only a process server's brief in-field notes providing any information. We've changed all of that with ABC Mobile. You'll never have to remember another detail, because you can record the information seconds after the event happens. 

ABC Mobile should be viewed as your proof-generating machine - it's a fantastic tool for quickly telling the story of your service events. But it is a phone application - it can be easy to forget that you're generating a legal document, so you are urged to be stringent with your vocabulary. Think to yourself, "If I was on the stand, would I be comfortable saying these words in front of a judge? And would these words help in communicating the story of what occurred during this service event?" If the answer to these questions is yes, then it belongs on a proof of service. If the answer to either is no, then you may want to rethink your wording.