GAPPS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
GAPPS’ Sixth Annual Conference, on March 24, 2018 at the Manual Maloof Auditorium in Decatur was highly successful. In addition to the conference meeting during which the membership adopted a new set of amended bylaws, the membership got to discuss a substantial number of appellate decisions affecting “due diligence” in so far as it affects service by publication; cases discussing whether process servers, by their actions could be found to be agents of their attorney clients; and, a recent Georgia Supreme Court case reversing 40 years of case law in the area of trespass.
In addition to the case law, guest speakers Ryan Dunlap and Jane Holmes presented excellent discussions on tactful communication and “Situational Awareness”. During the barbeque luncheon GAPPS members get to renew acquaintances with other servers around the State. Certified Process Servers fulfilled their annual 5-hour CE requirement and those who are also private investigators received 5 hours towards their CE requirements.
Everyone was in agreement that the experience was valuable and one that could not be duplicated on line.
Paul K. Tamaroff, President