The California Legal Document Assistant Bond is a type of surety bond required by the State of California in order to register as an LDA. The bond amount is set at $25,000. This bond is not insurance. A surety bond is different from insurance in that it is a guarantee that the LDA will fulfill their obligations, not a way to pay for damages.

A legal document assistant (LDA) is someone who provides any self-help service to persons who are representing themselves in a legal matter, for compensation. LDAs can help with tasks such as preparing legal documents,California Legal Document Assistant Bond filing paperwork, and serving court documents. Registration as a Legal Document Assistant is required in each county where services are performed. It is important to obtain a surety bond in order to protect the public from financial harm caused by a legal document assistant who fails to follow the law or professional standards. Registration applies to an individual not a business. Should there be more than one individual in a business, each person must register.

Legal Document Assistant Registration requirements:

  • Possess a valid government issued picture identification
  • Provide documentation that the educational requirements of Legal Document Assistant has been met
  • Remit a $175 fee (for each county of registration)
  • A California Legal Document Assistant (LDA) Bond of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) must accompany an application for a certificate of registration

Registration as a Legal Document Assistant is required in each county where services are performed. You can learn more about becoming an LDA on the CALDA website: <>

How to Obtain a California Legal Document Assistant (LDA) Surety Bond?

At we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the California Legal Document Assistant Bond will be shipped to the bond principal (LDA).
1-The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003 and maintains  an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.


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How to Get Your Legal Document Assistant Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

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