If you love costumes and solving mysteries, consider becoming a process server. A process server works kind of like an undercover agent, tracking down people and delivering documents.
You might work for a law firm or the court to deliver these papers. The documents might be divorce files or a subpoena. A subpoena is a notice that people get when they are being charged with a crime.
Your services are needed because the legal process requires that these documents be delivered in person, and many of the recipients try to hide. If the court can’t locate the recipient, they hire you to search for the person and deliver the papers. You are more like a private detective agent than a messenger. You often have to investigate and trace a person to serve them legal forms. Your work might involve cases that require surveillance or tracking.
To become a process server, you need to work with a local agency. The laws in every area are different, so the requirements for delivering civil court documents may not be the same in New York as they are in California. Some places even require that you have a license. The agency that hires you will teach how to be a responsible courier, and will help you understand the requirements for everything from divorce papers to a subpoena.
As a process server, you will provide lawyers, victims and the courts with much needed support. You will help track down the bad guys and bring them to justice while maintaining a career of which you can be proud.