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Rule 536. Special Process Server


The justice, in case of an emergency, may depute any person of good character to serve any process; and the person so deputed shall for such purpose have all the authority of a sheriff or constable, but in every such case the justice shall indorse on the process a statement in writing, signed by him officially, to the effect that he has deputed such person to serve such process. Such person shall also take and subscribe an affidavit, to be indorsed on or attached to the process, to the effect that he will to the best of his ability execute the same according to law and these rules.

Source: Art. 2402, with minor textual change.

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.


April 24, 1990, eff. Sept. 1, 1990

June 29, 2005, eff. July 1, 2005. Repealed by order of April 15, 2013, eff. Aug. 31, 2013.