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Legal Document Assistant - Corporation/Partnership

Legal Document Assistant registration is required for those who, for compensation, assist the public in filing legal papers for any self-help service for members of the public who are representing themselves in a legal matter. Legal Document Assistant registration is required in each county where the services are performed.

How to Apply

The registration application (see below) is completed and submitted in the main Norwalk office. You can make an appointment by calling (800) 201-8999. Appointments are made: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, NO SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS.

Only one partner or corporate officer must submit their supporting educational documentation.

The registration application below is completed at one of our kiosks in the main Norwalk office. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the application prior to going to window #6.

  • Corporation or Partnership Certificate of Registration as Legal Document Assistant

The registrant must appear in person and meet the following requirements:

  • Corporate officers/general partners must possess a valid, government-issued picture identification (established by a birth certificate, such as a driver's license or passport).
  • Present a bond in the amount of $25,000 naming the registrant as principal providing the term of the bond, two (2) years, commencement date and expiration date.
  • One of the corporate officers or one of the general partners must meet the education and experience requirements as listed on the application for Legal Documents Assistant and provide supporting educational documentation as required pursuant to Business and Professions Code § 6400, 6402 & 6408.

Search for a Certificate of Registration for a Legal Document Assistant by Mail

District offices do not process mail requests. Submit mail requests for a search of certificate of registration for legal document assistant to:

Business Fillings and Registration

P.O. Box 1208

Norwalk, CA 90650-1208

Include the following information:

1) Legal Document Assistant name.

2) Non-refundable search fee of $5 per name by check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. If a search reveals the exisence of a registration, a certified copy is $2 per document.

Note: Effective May 1, 2019, we will no longer accept temporary checks or foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico) for any Recorder/County Clerk services. If a temporary or foreign check is received, the request will be rejected and sent back to the submitter requesting a new method of payment.

3) Stamped, self addressed return envelope.

There is a $5 search fee in person if conducted by a deputy clerk. If a search reveals the existence of a registration, a certified copy is $2 per document.

Note: An identification card will be issued at the time of registration. No photo will be taken.

Corporate/Partnership Legal Document Assistant Registration Fees

Service Fee

Corporate/Partnership Legal Document Assistant Registration

(includes recording/filing fee of a single-sided, single-page bond but may vary)

Each additional page of the bond $3
Replacement identification card $10
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