The main goal of an attorney service bureau is to assist lawyers and the justice system in effectively completing all the legal odds and ends. These bureaus provide support to law firms in manners such as research, acting as process servers, filing claims, and more.
Attorney service bureaus usually offer several different services. When providing legal assistance to attorneys, they typically offer skip tracing for suspects that may have skipped out on bail, delivery of court documents such as writs, subpoenas, and other forms, missing persons investigation, and more. The bureaus also offer assistance in the more basic manners, like researching a case, serving as expert witnesses in lawsuits, rush filing of documents at the courthouse so the lawyer doesn't have to, and more.
Some attorney service bureaus have branches that serve the public as well. These branches offer similar services, like running background checks, making sure potential employees have no criminal records, investigative services, acting as process servers for small claims suits, and missing persons checks.
Depending on the firm, they may offer additional services like bounty hunters, and PI services. Some companies will have a better relationship with the local courthouse and be able to rush their clients orders through. Others may offer message delivery services to help very stressed lawyers meet a deadline.
To learn more about attorney service bureaus and whether or not they offer the specific feature you are looking for, try researching them online and visiting the company website. Most sites offer a list of services, and possible links to legal aids in the local area.