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An LDA is an experienced professional who is authorized to prepare legal documents for the public. In California, LDA’s are there to assist the "self-help" client handle their own legal matters without the cost of an attorney.
Since even the best legal, self-help books can be confusing and overwhelming; your LDA can provide invaluable assistance with legal tasks, such as typing and filing the paperwork for divorces, bankruptcies, wills, and many other types of documents.
For example, to file an uncontested divorce in California, there are approximately 6 different forms which must be filled out exactly. The LDA is not allowed to suggest to the client what forms would be necessary for an uncontested divorce, but the LDA is allowed to have a pre-printed instruction sheet or list, prepared by the court or a licensed attorney, which specifies what forms are needed for an uncontested divorce.As all certified LDAs are professionals trained in multiple fields, there are a number of services they can provide
Paralegal Services (available to attorneys)
A paralegal performs various law-related tasks. The paralegal may perform legal research, factual investigation, file motions in court, draft legal motions and/or write legal memoranda. Frequently, a paralegal will develop an expertise in a certain area of law. While a paralegal performs many tasks that are performed by an attorney, a paralegal is not permitted to practice law; thus, a paralegal cannot provide legal advice, represent clients in court or any other conduct which would rise to the level of practicing law.
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