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California Legal Document Assistant Bond

Legal document assistants in California must provide a $25,000 surety bond to the Office of the County Clerk before legally working within the state.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$25,000 Legal Document Assistant Bond 2-year term $25,000 $400

Why do I need this bond?

California legal document assistant bonds ensure that principals (legal document assistants) conduct business in accordance with the provisions of Division 3, Chapter 5.5 of the California Business and Professions Code. If the principal fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

What’s the fine print?

Legal document assistant bonds in California remain in effect for the full period of the certificate of registration or until 30 days after the obligee receives written notice of cancellation from the surety.

To become a registered legal document assistant in California, applicants must deliver the following items in person to the Office of the County Clerk:

  • ID photo (as directed)
  • Completed LDA registration application
  • Original $25,000 bond
  • Education credentials, including paralegal certificate
  • Required fees for application and fees for recording of bond

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Additional Resources

Legal Document Assistant Application Instructions and Registration Form

Business and Professions Code Section 6402-6407

Alliance of Legal Document Assistant Professionals How to Register as a California Legal Document Assistant

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