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How to become an lda

The basic requirements to be an LDA in California

To be eligible to apply for registration under this chapter as a legal document assistant, the applicant shall possess at least one of the following:
  1. A high school diploma or general equivalency diploma, and either a minimum of two years of law-related experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney, or a minimum of two years experience, prior to January 1, 1999, providing self-help service.
  2. A baccalaureate degree in any field and either a minimum of one year of law-related experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney, or a minimum of one year of experience, prior to January 1, 1999, providing self-help service.
  3. A certificate of completion from a paralegal program that is institutionally accredited but not approved by the American Bar Association, that requires successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester units, or the equivalent, in legal specialization courses.
  4. A certificate of completion from a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association.
LDA's are REQUIRED by law to be registered and bonded for $25,000 in the county in which they have their principal place of business.

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