Angela Jones, CEO/President of Legal Document Assistants, joins Better Business Bureau to explain the differences and similarities between Paralegals, Legal Document Assistants and Attorneys.
- Obtains a certificate or degree from a paralegal school
- Prepares legal documents under direct supervision of an attorney
- Legal Document Assistant
- Is a paralegal that is also registered and bonded with the county.
- They have to graduate from an accredited paralegal program.
- They can prepare legal documents without attorney supervision
- They are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice or represent you in court.
- Has passed the bar exam
- Can provide legal advice, answer legal questions, and can represent you in court.
- Can assist you with document preparation, but typically at a higher rate than a LDA.
Check out CALDA.org if you need an LDA.