On January 1, 2000, California gave authorization to non-lawyers to prepare legal documents for individuals doing their own legal tasks. Thus, a Legal Document Assistant Profession was born. An LDA will have the same educational background as a paralegal, someone who works directly for an attorney.
A Legal Document Assistant is an experienced professional. They are authorized to provide any self-help service to persons who are representing themselves in a legal matter for compensation.
Registration as an LDA is required in each county where services are performed. Registration applies to an individual not a business.
The state requires a surety bond in the amount of $25,000. The bond is there to help ensure that the LDA will not cause any financial harm. The bond protects your clients from any harm or wrongdoing by your company. If there is a claim placed on your bond and you are found at fault, the surety company will pay out. However, unlike insurance, you will have to pay them back.
The Legal Document Assistant Bond is an easy issue bond. That means No Credit Check! All we need is a completed application. Use our free, easy to access, online application. Surety1 offers a 2 year term for just $200 + shipping.