Kinds of services that a Legal Document Assistant (LDA) can perform for you:
We can perform the following self-help services for you in connection with a legal matter in which you are representing yourself:
These are the only kinds of services that Legal Document Assistants can perform for you. If you need additional services are needed beyond the scope of services we are able to provide, we can refer you to an attorney.
Kinds of services that an Legal Document Assistants (LDAs) cannot perform for you:
LDAs cannot represent anyone in court, cannot provide advice about legal rights or the law, nor can LDAs select legal forms. Fortunately, Court websites have document packets with most commonly used legal documents free to download. Only an attorney can provide legal advice.
Services are exclusively for Pro Per litigants representing who are themselves in a legal matter and the self-help service relates to that legal matter.
This firm cannot and will not engage in the practice of law.
This means that we cannot give you any kind of advice, explanation, opinion or recommendation about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, strategies or options that you may have. We cannot give you any advice, explanation, opinion or recommendation regarding selection of forms.
It can be difficult deciphering what legal advice is. Clients regularly ask legal questions not understanding they are putting the LDA in a compromising position.
Questions related to:
Legal Document Assistant (LDA) do not operate any differently than a Paralegal working under the supervision of an Attorney. Both can only render legal services at the specific direction of either the attorney or clients for the LDAs.
Operating an LDA Business is invaluable because of the first-hand experience and practical training on the front lines of pro se litigation. Just like attorneys LDAs too learn through file rejections and amended pleadings. Heck, judges and clerks review our work on a daily basis.
Paralegal and LDA practice practical application of the law and both have a front row seat to the theoretical application of the law whether our clients be attorneys or in pro se litigants.
It may not be common knowledge, but many of my regular clients are in fact attorneys/law firms who have one off family law cases and or who have overflow cases. This is the case for many of my LDA peers. Attorneys who see LDAs as competitors rather than potential business partners shut down revenue opportunities to render competent and affordable legal services.
Working with a Legal Document Assistant (LDA) is a collaborative process. Services are designed for individuals who are representing themselves (In Pro Per), who know what they want and just need the paperwork prepared. LDAs are Bonded & Registered non-attorneys professionals dedicated to serving the public who are seeking self-help support.
What services are included?
Prepared Legal Corp. is a full-service document preparation boutique. Flat fee service includes preparation, copies, assembly, serving the other party by mail, and court filing. Regular updates are provided via email as your case progresses. Professional and efficient legal document preparation and processing assistance at your specific direction.
Will I need an attorney?
Simple cases where parties are in agreement and working cooperatively do not typically need an attorney. Whenever possible, it's best to consult an attorney before taking any legal action. An attorney may become necessary if a dispute arises.
Author: Angela Grijalva
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