The California Legal Document Assistant (LDA) Bond is 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, it is in place to protect the public from any financial harm caused by the LDA.
A legal document assistant is someone who provides any self-help service to persons who are representing themselves in a legal matter, for compensation. The LDA cannot provide legal advice, but can assist the client at their direction.
Registration as a Legal Document Assistant is required in each county where services are performed. Registration applies to an individual not a business. Should there be more than one individual in a business, each person must register.
Registration requirements include:
- 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 bond of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) shall accompany an application for a certificate of registration
Read more about becoming an LDA in California on the CALDA website.
Where can I get a California Legal Document Assistant (LDA) Surety Bond?
At Surety1 you can be assured of the lowest rates as we have partnered with over a dozen A-rated surety markets. We have friendly agents who are willing to answer all your queries and give you only the best service.
First, start the process by completing our easy to navigate, free online application form. Then, after your application has been submitted, one of our surety agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote on the bond premium. After that, once you are ready to move forward, you just need to pay the premium and sign the agreement. Lastly, your California Legal Document will be mailed to you by USPS Priority Mail. Overnight delivery is also available for an additional fee.
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