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How much does a legal document assistant bond cost in California?
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. SuretyBonds.com issues these two-year bonds instantly online for just $250. Click Buy Now below to visit our secure bond checkout and purchase your bond directly from our site.
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.
How to become a legal document assistant in California
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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