A paralegal works directly with an attorney, performing their work for the attorney but cannot work directly with the public as a paralegal. The Business and Professions Code Section 6450 redefines the role of a paralegal and governs the business of a Legal Document Assistant.
A Legal Document Assistant is qualified by education and training and works directly with self represented litigants. In California a Legal Document Assistant is required to be licensed and bonded.
A registered and bonded Legal Document Assistant can help you save valuable time and money. Here’s an excerpt from the California Association of Legal Document Assistants:
Delegating tasks to a contract paralegal can help provide balance for those overworked solo attorneys and small firms. We offer substantive, clerical, billing, and court filing services to our attorney clients.