When Ted asked me to offer thoughts on developments in IJA in the coming decade, it took no brainstorming to come up with a topic. I drew from a panel at the Peace Palace in The Hague some 137 years ago (before a microbe obliterated travel), which Ted moderated. The topic of the conference: innovation under the Hague Service Convention. Ted’s Talk topic: the use of email (see the second video here) in service of process. I offer not so much a prediction as an argument for the decade to come. Whether it will come to pass, I don’t know, but the idea of electronic service (i.e., electronic service directly to defendants) should must be embraced worldwide, at least in countries that do not…

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