(1) A lawyer may accept service of an originating application for a respondent if:
(a) the lawyer has authority to accept service of an originating application for the respondent; and
(b) the lawyer endorses a note on a copy of the document that the lawyer accepts service of the document for the respondent.
(2) A document that is endorsed by a lawyer under paragraph (1)(b) is taken to have been served personally:
(a) on the date that the endorsement is made; or
(b) if personal service on the respondent is proved on an earlier date--on the earlier date.