SOURCE: RPost

RPost

January 28, 2014 09:00 ET

Amended Texas Rule Allows Lawyers to Serve Court Documents by Email

PLANO, TX--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - Lawyers who practice in Texas stand to save a lot of time and money starting this year. As of January 1, 2014, amendments to Texas rules TRCP 21a(a)(2) and TRAP 9.5(b) now permit service of court documents by email.

Lawyers who take advantage of the recent rule changes can reduce administrative time and costs when serving documents to opposing counsel and costs associated with couriers and certified first class or express mail. Before serving documents electronically, however, lawyers need to understand several best practices to minimize the risk of disputes or claims of non-receipt.

Today, RPost published a free best practices guide discussing the amendments, presenting an opinion on what constitutes "complete" service for documents served by email and describes how lawyers using RPost's Registered Email® service can easily, legally and reliably prove completed service of documents by email.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RPOST'S FREE BEST PRACTICES GUIDE ON SERVING LEGAL DOCUMENTS BY EMAIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH AMENDMENTS TO TRCP 21a(a)(2) and TRAP 9.5(b)

The Registered Email® service provides email users with a Registered Receipt™ email record that contains delivery status, time of delivery, and the email's SMTP dialog for court admissibility purposes. The Registered Receipt record has been used successfully in state and federal courts on many occasions as evidence of email delivery and includes a method of authenticating the message content and any file attachments, as well as time of successful delivery.

RPost's patented Registered Email service is available commercially as part of RPost's RMail® solution for high-value email and electronic document delivery, which also includes email encryption, electronic signatures (e-contracting), and large file transfer services. RMail plans start at just $6.99 a month per user.

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About RPost:

RPost has set the global standard for email delivery proof, encryption, and e-signatures with its patented Registered Email® technology. RPost services speed contract execution, increase data privacy and compliance, and reduce risk with court-admissible records. Founded in 2000, RPost operates from six global business centers, is in use in countries throughout the world, within governments and Fortune Global 500 companies, and has been endorsed and marketed by influential bar associations throughout the United States. Winner of the World Mail Award for Security, RPost holds 50+ patents worldwide. For more information, please visit www.rpost.com.