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GAPPS in the news again!

Please see Fulton County Daily Report two-page article covering our oral argument before the Supreme Court. Go to http://dailyreportonline.com and click on “Justices Mull Sheriffs’ ‘Conspiracy’ to Ban Private Process Servers.

5th Annual Conference a success – Congrats to the new board!

gapps board 2017

Our 5th annual conference was a large success!

Congratulations to the newly elected Board of Directors:

Paul Tamaroff – President

Eric Echols- Vice President

Elizabeth Smith- Treasurer

Deb Duchon – Secretary

Muhsin Hassan – Director

Betsy Kidd – Director

Robin Martinelli – Director

Curvin Self – Director

We had close to 100 process servers in attendance,  2 special guests from NAPPS, 4 vendor/sponsors a delicious barbeque lunch and great marketing and fellowship with everyone.

There is much for the new board to take care of in the next year. Watch for communications about how you will be able to help with committees and making the association stronger and better.





*** 5th Annual Conference 3/18/2017 – start time change – now at 8 a.m.***

Due to the amount of material/topics to discuss at the annual meeting of the board of directors, the meeting will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday March 18, 2017  (instead of 9 a.m. as previously scheduled).  The Continuing Education portion of the day will still begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. (includes catered lunch).

Below is the rest of the information about the conference that has already been posted on the “Events” page

Join us in Decatur, GA on Saturday March 18, 2017 for our annual conference, followed by our Continuing Education Seminar.

Prior to the Continuing Education portion of the day, the annual conference / board meeting (which includes the election for all board positions) will begin at 8 a.m. (this is an updated time due to many topics to cover) and will conclude at 11 a.m.  At 11 a.m., the Continuing Education Seminar will begin.

Once the new board is in place, committees will be established to further the work for your association – this is where every member can be involved.

For those attending the Continuing Education Seminar, Fox Bros. BBQ will be catering our lunch again this year.

The conference is a great time for you to network with other servers from across the state as well as visit vendors that will be set up.

Speakers to include:

Eric Vennes – NAPPS Director – “How you will be Affected by Compliance Standardization Requirements.”

Paul Tamaroff – GAPPS Director – Case law updates pertaining to Service of Process in Georgia

Process Server Roundtable – We will open up the floor to process server questions/comments pertaining to issues that come up when you’re in the field – one topic that has been requested for discussion is: “how to deal with trespass issues”.

The conference is still only $99!

Click on the link in Events to register!

2017 Education dates for 12 hour pre-certification & CE classes posted

2017 educational dates have been posted for the three 12-hour pre certification classes being offered this year. They coincide with the 2017 test dates announced by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).  The test dates can be found on their website:   http://ps.georgiacourts.gov/

We have the first 5-hour Continuing Education date set for Saturday March 18, 2017 – which also coincides with the Annual GAPPS board meeting. Get your CE done early in the year and out of the way.

The other two offerings for the 5 hour Continuing Education for 2017 have been posted.


Appellant Brief for GAPPS v. Sheriff

Please find attached the Appellant Brief. There are a number of typos which will be or have been corrected.



Judicial Council’s Proposed Rules Changes

Please see attached the proposed rule changes for the certification program below.


If you have any suggestions or changes, please contact Paul Tamaroff at [email protected]



5th Annual Conference and Continuing Education Seminar – date announced

5th Annual Conference and Continuing Education Seminar

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The conference will be held at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium in Decatur.

More details will be posted as speakers are confirmed.

A catered lunch by Fox Brothers will be provided.

Watch this website for other 2017 educational opportunities to be announced.



GAPPS 4th annual conference and CE a success!

Thanks to the 65+ folks that attended the GAPPS conference and continuing education seminar this past Saturday.

We had some great speakers, vendors and a good time was had by all.

The 2016 Board of Directors is now published on the site and are:

Robin Martinelli – President

Deb Duchon  – Vice President

Elizabeth Smith – Treasurer

Lathan Nichols – Secretary

Paul Tamaroff – Director

Jayne Rauser – Director

John Byer – Director

Curvin Self – Director

Please watch website soon for a list of committees – we’ll be seeking volunteers to help with these areas and would love to have the assistance of more members to strengthen our association.

Thanks, your 2016 GAPPS board


2015 education dates announced + intro. to process serving symposium!

The dates for both the 12 hr class for process server Pre-Certification and also the 5 hr Continuing Education in 2015 have been set!

The 12 hour Pre-Certification classes will be held on 2 weekends during the year:

August 22 and August 23

October 10 and October 11

All training classes will again be held at Maloof Building in Decatur, GA.  and you may sign up on our Education Page

These dates have been chosen as to coincide with the State Test for Certification >given by the AOC* (in dowtown Atlanta)

*AOC Test dates for 2015 are in process of being set and will follow the class dates

Additional information about AOC state testing may be found by following this link: http://process-server.gaaoc.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=14

The Continuing Education Dates for 2015 are as follows:

Saturday 9/12

Saturday 11/7

So you want to be a process server symposium

Saturday June 27, 2015 – This is a first time class for folks who have never served a paper.  It will be held in downtown Decatur, the cost is $99 and will cover what a process server is and does, the role of the process server in the legal system, types of process, documents served, who may serve, obstacles to consider before becoming a server, how get in the business among other topics.

Join us for this 5 hour course and you will discover if process serving is something you want to pursue and what the next step is.  Watch our site for sign up details, etc.


Jayne Rauser

Director  and Training Coordinator

GAPPS in the news-again!

Please find attached an article from today’s Fulton County Daily report.

FDR.3.18.15.Sheriffs Can Ignore


As this article created some confusion about whether or not private process servers are able to continue serving papers in Georgia. Please find attached 2 different explanations which be of benefit to you and your clients.

What’s Next? NAPPS Website.3.19.15Letter to Editor.3.19.15.RobinMartinelli