While most people in the community are familiar with the term paralegal, they may not be fully aware of the extend of their business model and what they can do for their clients. In California, the term paralegal is a commonly used term that either refers to one of two groups. The first would be an employee of an attorney who does more of the document processing for the attorney and their firm. The second, a bonded and registered Legal Document Assistant who works directly for the public. This article is about the later.
Legal Document Assistants in California are bonded and registered through local County Recorders. The recorders will verify education, current training, criminal record and also the presence of a bond policy for consumer protection. Currently this happens every two years where the LDA will re-verify to keep an active registration. This is a state law and requirement for any person or business who provides legal document preparation directly to the public. As opposed to a “paralegal” who works under an attorney and not to the public. So when people in California are looking to use a paralegal, it is usually a Legal Document Assistant they are looking for.
Legallistings.org has found what appears to be a perfect example of true professionalism within the legal industry in California. Just Document Preparation, with offices in Southern California (Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Murrieta and Rancho Cucamonga) is celebrating 20 years on business. From what we have seen, many others within the Legal Document Assistant industry typically do not have more than a few years, and couple their providing with other non legal services like taxes. Just Document Preparation has focused on legal document preparation exclusively since the start back in 1996. The majority of their work is with family law, divorce specifically, but they also provide living trusts and uncontested probate document preparation. You can read their recent press release here: Paralegal Service in Murrieta.
Just Document Preparation Murrieta
41690 Ivy Street, Suite B, Murrieta, CA 92562
951-696-5353 – http://justdocprep.com/