service by fax
Using a fax machine to deliver legal documents, which otherwise would be sent with a process server or served by mail. Service by fax is often specifically allowed by statute, and is followed by mailing an original (hard copy) of the document.
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

service by FAX
n.
   delivery of legal documents required by statute to be "served" by transmitting through telecopier phone (FAX), followed by mailing an original ("hard copy"). Increasingly, the courts recognize this as legitimate service since it is instantaneous.
   See also: service, service of process

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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