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J.DeHerrera LDA

 Founded in 2008

What does a Legal Document Assistant do?

Also known as a Legal Document Preparer, a Legal Document Assistant is an experienced professional who is authorized (licensed AND bonded) to prepare legal documents for a client, but only at the direction of the client. The Legal Document Assistant is there to assist the “self-help” client when handling their own legal matters without the cost of an attorney.  


Legal Document Assistants can file and serve legal forms and documents as the client directs them to. Legal Document Assistants are unable to provide legal advice. An attorney is needed if the client is in need of legal advice.  


A Legal Document Assistant can also provide you general published factual legal information that has been written or approved by an attorney, to help you represent yourself. 

Paralegals vs. Legal Document Assistants

A Legal Document Assistant (LDA) is a non-lawyer authorized to prepare legal documents for people representing themselves in legal matters. Paralegals or Legal Assistants, complete legal work ONLY under the direct supervision of an attorney.

Hiring a Legal Document Assistant - Be Informed

Before hiring a Legal Document Assistant to complete your legal work, be sure to ask the Legal Document Assistant for their "LDA" license. 


It is important that whomever you hire to complete and/or prepare your legal work is properly licensed AND bonded in the county and state of which they practice. It is the duty of the Legal Document Assistant to have their license on hand for when a client asks for it. 


It is not recommended to hire someone to complete legal paperwork whom is not properly licensed and bonded. Refer to for California Business and Professions Code  §6402- §6407 for complete information

J. DeHerrera, LDA

Legal Document Assistant 

Moving through the complex court system I can complete and file family law paperwork for individuals representing themselves. This provides alternatives to high attorney fees. 


J. DeHerrera, LDA has partnered with local family law attorneys available to answer legal questions. 


Jacob DeHerrera

Jacob DeHerrera

Legal Document Assistant (LDA) and Process Server

I offer affordable, professional, legal document preparation as a registered, bonded, and experienced Legal Document Assistant (LDA) and Process Server.

Email : Tel: 408-800-1989 / 831-297-7166

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Do you need help preparing and filing legal documents?

Call us for a consultation. We can go over the process, our services, and fees, then you can decide how to proceed.

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We are here to help

At J. DeHerrera, LDA, we understand that going through family drama leading to legal action is stressful and expensive. Our Legal Document Assistants in Santa Clara & San Benito County are here to help keep the legal process affordable for you.  Our services is customizable to fit your needs.  Call or text today at (408) 800-1989 to book your appoinment.

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