17 Mar 2013

California Legal Document Assistant Bond

By C. Poindexter

In California those who for compensation, assist members of the public in filing legal papers for individuals who are representing themselves in a legal matter must provide a California legal document assistant bond and be properly registered in each county where they operate. The legal document assistant bond must be written in the amount of $25,000 by a corporate surety licensed in California, and must guarantee compliance with sections 6400, 6402, and 6408 of the Business and Profession Code.  If a legal document assistant does business in more than one county, he or she need not provide a new surety bond for each jurisdiction.  A certified copy of the original bond is sufficient for secondary registrations. The nation’s surety leaderSurety One, Inc., is a specialist in the bonding needs of the legal professionals.  We will issue these surety bonds for ALL applicants regardless of credit. We also offer superlative fidelity bond coverages for law firm clientele.  Visit the surety leader at www.SuretyOne.org, call (787) 333-0222 or (800) 373-2804, or email Underwriting@SuretyOne.org for an California legal document assistant bond application or information about any bond product.

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