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For over twenty years we have provided quality services to clients by providing them with the professional care they deserve.  Whether it's completing legal documents, filing permits and court documents or providing attorney referrals when needed, you can be assured your current situation will be handled with care and kindness.

Many legal matters can be taken care of yourself with a little help with the relevant forms and papers.

Our office specializes in preparing legal documents at affordable prices. We offer flat rate fees for all of our services with unlimited email communications at no charge.  We will prepare your documents and file your paperwork with the Courts to assist in making your current legal situation as stress free as possible.

Get in touch today to learn more about our Legal Document Services.

(916) 335-3740

We are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice. We can only provide self-help services at your specific direction.

LDA Registration - Sacramento County 2013-09  Exp. 09/09/20

 

 

 

Who are Legal Document Assistants? (LDA)

 

Legal Document Assistants were once commonly known as Independent Paralegals. However, as of January 1st, 2000, only those Paralegals working directly for attorneys may now be referred to as Paralegals. Those formerly known as Independent Paralegals are now officially known as Legal Document Assistants (LDAs).

A NEW Profession in California For the first time, a new California law known as SB1418 authorizes non-lawyers to prepare legal documents for people doing their own legal tasks. Effective January 1, 2000, these non-lawyers, called Legal Document Assistants, may:

  • Distribute to their customers legal materials that have been published or approved by a lawyer

  • Prepare the customers’ legal documents under the direction of their customers

  • File the customers’ legal documents in the appropriate courts

 

LDAs are often trained in many areas and frequently specialize in multiple fields. 

LDAs often have the same educational background as a paralegal and are REQUIRED by law to be registered and bonded in the county in which they have their principal place of business.

Please Note:

  • A Legal Document Assistant is NOT a Lawyer.

  • By law, they cannot give you legal advice or represent you in the courts in any matter.

  • If you need to consult with an attorney, your LDA will be able to provide you with a referral.

To qualify as a Legal Document Assistant, a person must:

  • Register in the County in which they work

  • Post a $25,000 Bond

  • Establish that he or she has a minimum level of experience and/or education

 

Every Legal Document Assistant is required to use a Contract. The Contract will provide appropriate notice to the Legal Document Assistant’s customers regarding the scope of the customers’ rights and the Legal Document Assistant’s duties. This Bill was passed for your protection.