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Why Federal Courts Are Urging Lawyers Not to Share Login Information

Recently, federal courts have begun issuing warnings to lawyers in various states urging them not to share login information with third party vendors, including private process servers. While it may seem convenient to pass along information in this way, there are some very good reasons you should not share your logins with private process servers or any other third party. Here’s what you need to know.

Discrepancies in Papers

It may seem that the easiest way to get court papers to your process server is to simply give them your login so they can download and print the papers for themselves. However, this is not a good idea because there could be discrepancies in the papers. Problems could happen when papers are being uploaded to the site, such as pages being left out. If anything is inaccurate with the papers being served, it could hold up your court case.


There is a lot of information in the federal court system about the parties involved, including personal information that may not be of interest to anyone except the court or their attorneys. When lawyers share login information with third party vendors, they are sharing confidential information that is not necessary to their purpose. This is a violation of law and privacy policy of the federal government, and it may be punishable.


Once a third party vendor has your login information, they can use it at any time to get access to any number of court cases and personal information. While most private process servers are trustworthy, allowing third party vendors this type of unlimited access to personal information is against the security policy of these websites.

If you have any questions about the service of process in your case, contact us today for more information or to get started.