A Legal Document Assistant is a person "who provides, or assists in providing, or offers to provide, or offers to assist in providing, for compensation, any self-help service to a member of the public who is representing themselves in a legal matter..." (B&P section 6400).
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There are several ways to qualify, including attending one of the many in-person or online paralegal schools. However, the cost of these programs ranges from $3,500 (College of the Sequoias) to $47,292 (Loyola Marymount University). Unfortunately, many graduates of such programs have little or no practical experience, so they are not qualified to succeed in the legal industry. There is a better, less expensive way.
A person may also qualify to become a Legal Document Assistant by having "a minimum of two years of law-related experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney" (Business and Professions Code section 6402.1)
We offer a two-year internship under a licensed attorney. The program includes classroom instruction and hands-on training in family law (divorce, custody, support, etc.), criminal law, property law (evictions, quiet title, deeds, etc.), estate planning (wills, trusts, etc.), and many other areas of law.
There is no cost, and if you succeed in the first three months, you will progress to the second phase of the program, during which you will do extensive work in the industry, for which you will be paid.
Your teachers have authored multiple books and have more than sixty years combined experience in the industry.