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California Virtual Legal Document Assistants
At In Propria Persona, we know that consumer access to quality online legal information is essential; so we've compiled a guide to some of the best legal information on the Web. The sites listed here can help you research the law, find the proper government agency, learn about efforts to make the law more accessible to nonlawyers, get detailed information about a particular legal issue, and more.
Self-litigants can explain their legal necessities to online affordable legal analysts or licensed and bonded Legal Document Assistants (LDAs) to aid them in obtaining and filling out the necessary documentation to represent themselves in legal matters. It's by the book with us.
A Legal Document Assistant (LDA) is a non-attorney, qualified by experience and education, who is authorized to provide self-help legal services to a consumer who is representing himself or herself in a legal matter. A Paralegal is authorized by law only to perform substantive legal work for a licensed attorney, law firm or in-house legal department. Paralegals are not permitted to provide services directly to members of the public. 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
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A Legal Document Assistant, as defined by the California Business & Professions Code (Section 6400 (c)) is: "Any person who is otherwise not exempted and who provides, or assists in providing, or offers to provide, or offers to assist in providing, for compensation, any self-help service to a member of the public who is representing himself or herself in a legal matter, or who holds himself or herself out as someone who offers that service or has that authority, or a corporation, partnership, association, or other entity that employs or contracts with any person who is not otherwise exempted who, as part of his or her responsibilities, provides, or assists in providing, or offers to provide, or offers to assist in providing, for compensation, any self-help service to a member of the public who is representing himself or herself in a legal matter or holds himself or herself out as someone who offers that service or has that authority.