NYSPPSA 10th Annual Conference

This past weekend October 10th and 11th, 2014 members of the New York State Professional Process Servers Association (NYSPPSA) headed to Tarrytown, New York for the 10th Annual Convention. In a landmark year including a lawsuit against the Department of Consumer Affairs, overcoming challenges with licensing renewal, and working toward making assault on a process server a felony, the association had a lot to cover this year.
I was happy to report as Publicity Chair that NYPSSA received coverage in several major articles in both televised and in print, including, Crain’s NY, The NY Law Journal, The NY Times , City and State Magazine, The Legislative Gazette and NY Now On PBS.
Speakers this year were Tracey Harkins, regarding the status of the pending Federal Lawsuit Appeal filed on behalf of NYSPPSA and Myra Sensor regarding the most recent developments in the NYC DCA treatment regarding Process servers. Fred Blum spoke to us regarding Skip Tracing. We were honored than NY State Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow stopped by and promised us future meetings to discuss our issues.
Election Results
• President: Larry Yellon
• 1st Vice President: Jillina Kwiatkowski
• 2nd Vice President: Gail Kagan
• Secretary: Kim Letus
• Board Member: Erin Burruto
• Board Member: Ellen Eakley
• Board Member: Dan Clothier
• Board Member: Bernard Hughes
This Board will be looking forward to a busy year. We will continue to work toward making assault on a process server a felony throughout the state. And we are hoping to address legislation to reduce the redundancy in the NYC Log book rule. Currently process servers working within the 5 Boroughs are required not only to log attempts with a third party software program but also keep record in a physical log book as well. We will be meeting with our NY State Senators and NY State Assemblymen and City legislature as we continue to work towards a better and stronger process serving community.