It seems appropriate that my first blogpost on the Cates Peterson website is an announcement of my article in the current issue of Orange County Lawyer magazine entitled: “Is California Ready For Service of Process by Social Media?” (it starts on page 37)
The article is a short discussion of a fascinating case from New York in which a judge allowed service of process to be made by Facebook Messenger — and no other means. Do you think we’re ready for this? Everyone I’ve talked to about this recoils from the idea at first, but when you think about it a little bit longer why is it better to publish a legal notice in the Orange County Register? When was the last time you went to that section of the newspaper to look for anything? Or better yet — when was the last time you looked at a print version of a newspaper at all?
Kathleen O. Peterson