Legal Document Assistant Bond
Currently, as of the day this page was created, only 2 states require legal doc asst bonds. California and Nevada. Legal Document Assistant Bonds are required to be $25,000. LDA Bonds in Cali are a 2 year term and are a prerequisite for a California LDA to be registered as an LDA. The CA legal doc surety bond must be filed in the county where they prepare and file any legal docs. We are the Surety bond experts, and we stay on top of all recent trends. We often refer to the Cali Secretary of State or Cali Business and Professions Code Section 6400 for the law on the legal doc asst. surety bond requirements. Call or contact us today, and we can get you bonded. Even better, if you fill out our online application, we can get you bonded in no time! Application.
CALDA, CA Assoc. of LDS’s, is a non-profit organization that helps to organize, educate and network LDA’s in Cal. Their website www.calda.org is a wealth of information for both LDA’s and Californians who are interested in the services they offer. The owner/broker of NFP Surety has been an LDA and member of CALDA since 1998.
What is a California Legal Document Assistant Surety Bond?
A Doc. Asst, as defined by the Cali Business & Professions Code Section 6400 (c) as, 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.
How does one become a legal document assistant in the great state of California:
In order to register as a LDA in California, applicants must deliver the following things in person to their local Office of the County Clerk:
- Original $25,000 bond
- Education credentials, including paralegal certificate
- ID photo
- Completed registration application (we can help you find this)
- Required fees for application and fees for recording of bond
Learn more about Nevada requirements
Surety by NFP provides LDA Bonds, complete our online application or call (480) 947-3555 for more information. We provide your LDA surety the same day we receive your request and look forwarding to serving the LDA community.