CODE OF ETHICS
The practice of serving process can present unique and challenging ethical issues. At the same time, protecting integrity and the public trust are fundamental to the professions role and reputation.
To help members navigate ethics, principles and applications NAPPS created, and continues to maintain a Code of Ethics. Under the Code, widely regarded as the professional standard, NAPPS members agree to its principles and practiced guidelines that define their professionalism and advance their success.
NAPPS also comments on relevant ethics-related and legislative-related issues through a variety of forums, including position papers, op-ed articles, letters to the editor and blog posts among others.
The legal system has to work for those who the professional process server serves; it is their opportunity to be heard. A breach of the NAPPS Code of Ethics is a serious matter, and the leadership team considers many options that range from reprimand to expulsion when it is violated. It is rare for a NAPPS member, who joins willingly, to violate the Code of Ethics. Nonetheless, NAPPS is committed to the oversight and regulation of its own members.