For those who regularly civil reference evidence of O’Connor in questions concerning the service of process, to offer the following caveat: in Chapter 2, h. agreed service, page 132, the authors of this guide usually reliable mistakenly inserted language from rule 14.3 (c) of Texas judicial administration rules. Methods declared in service only apply to the service of notice on process server in the actions pending before the disciplinary process Server Review Board, not to the service on a defendant in a civil proceeding as represented. The authors then acknowledged the typo, and later publications will reflect the correction. Service-approved methods are found in rule 106 of the Texas rules of civil procedure. Additional service methods deal with specific circumstances are the Business organizations code of Texas, Texas civil practice and remedies code.
As a process, most of us occasionally find ourselves in possession of a quote or an act that may be problematic. When you find yourself in this situation, it may be useful for some research. If so, it turns out a rule or statute that addresses the particular circumstance, share the results with your client. Over the years, it has been my experience that most lawyers appreciate that level of concern and initiative, and more often than not will further investigate the results before proceeding with the service.
Adequate service, being the single most critical element at the beginning of any cause, process servers are advised to consult and rely only on rules and statutes as author of governing body and adopted by the Supreme Court of Texas.