The New Jersey Professional Process Servers Association (NJPPSA), concerned whether persons of limited equal proficiency (LEP) understood the nature and consequences of the papers served upon them. conducted a survey of private process servers throughout the state. It was determined that, in many instances, the persons served did not. As a result, on February 12, 2016, NJPPSA submitted a recommendation to the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) that the form of summons issued out of the Superior Court civil division be modified to contain alternative language provisions. Two days later, a response was received indicating that the Superior Court translation team had been informed of the request, and that they were “working on preparing the Spanish translation of this summons form.” that had been recommended.
Conclusion Identify a problem affecting the people we interact with, analyse it, and seek resolution.
John Perez, Esquire
NJPPSA Board Member
Link to the full text of the NJPPSA request can be viewed here.