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Legal Document Preparer (LDP) ● Legal Document Assistant (LDA)


Re Arizona LDP: “Legal document preparer” means an individual or business entity certified pursuant to this section to prepare or provide legal documents, without the supervision of an attorney, for an entity or a member of the public who is engaging in self representation in any legal matter. Arizona Code of Judicial Administration (ACJA) § 7-201: General Requirements

Re California LDA: “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 representing themselves in a legal matter. Legal Document Assistant registration is required in each county where the services are performed.” (Los Angeles County Registrar-Recoreer/County Clerk). This form complies with the provisions set forth in 16 CCR § 3950 and Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §6410.5.

As a Name Change Specialist, headquarted in California and assisting self-represented individuals in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois and New York, we use all our time and attention to help you succeed in your name change goals. We can and will help you get a Name Change Court Order, upon approval. It’s important that you understand what we are, what we are not, awhat we can do, and what we cannot do for you.

We have posted in many places, and in order to use this website or any of our services, you agree that you have been informed that:

  • EZ Name Change (dba, “EZ”), through Nationwide Legal Network, Inc., is a Legal Document Preparer (“LDP”, licensed through the Arizona Supreme Court) in Arizona and a Legal Document Assistant (“LDA”,  Registered by the Los Angeles County Registrar) in California where its work is performed for all states.
  • EZ can and does provide Legal Document Preparing services, including related  Court Filing, Legal Newspaper Arrangements, and other processes related to Legal Name Change within the Courts for the States in which we operate.
  • EZ, including its parent Nationwide Legal Network, Inc., and its Owners, Officers, and Employees, are NOT ATTORNEYS and provide NO ATTORNEY SERVICES, REPRESENTATION, LEGAL ADVICE or LEGAL OPINIONS.
  • EZ is NOT A LAW FIRM and cannot (and does not) advise you about your legal rights or the law.
  • Neither EZ nor any of its owners, officers, or employees can represent you in court.
  • Neither EZ nor anyone who works at EZ can give you legal advice, select legal forms for you, or provide you with any of the services only a lawyer can provide.

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Legal Document Preparer

ARIZONA CODE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION Part 7: Administrative Office of the Courts Chapter 2: Certification and Licensing Programs Section 7-208: Legal Document Preparer

F. Role and Responsibilities of Certificate Holders.

In addition to the requirements of ACJA § 7-201(F) the following requirements apply: 1. Authorized Services.

A certified legal document preparer is authorized to:

7 a. Prepare or provide legal documents, without the supervision of an attorney, for a person or entity in any legal matter when that person or entity is not represented by an attorney; b. Provide general legal information, but may not provide any kind of specific advice, opinion, or recommendation to a person or entity about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, or strategies; c. Provide general factual information pertaining to legal rights, procedures, or options available to a person or entity in a legal matter when that person or entity is not represented by an attorney; d. Make legal forms and documents available to a person or entity who is not represented by an attorney; and e. File, record, and arrange for service of legal forms and documents for a person or entity in a legal matter when that person or entity is not represented by an attorney.

A certified legal document preparer may not sign any document he or she prepares for or provides to a person or entity, but this provision does not prohibit the signing of (i) 20-Day Notices prepared pursuant to A.R.S. § 33-992.01, (ii) notices related to condominium or planned community association liens that are created pursuant to A.R.S. § 33-1256 (condominiums) and § 33-1807 (planned communities); (iii) health care provider liens that are created pursuant to A.R.S. § 33-932, or (iv) mechanic’s liens created pursuant to A.R.S. § 33-993.


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Legal Document Assistant

Cal Business and Professions Code 6402

6402. A legal document assistant or unlawful detainer assistant shall be registered pursuant to this chapter by the county clerk in the county in which his or her principal place of business is located (deemed primary registration), and in any other county in which he or she performs acts for which registration is required (deemed secondary registration). Any registration in a county, other than the county of the person’s place of business, shall state the person’s principal place of business and provide proof that the registrant has satisfied the bonding requirement of Section 6405. No person who has been disbarred or suspended from the practice of law pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 6100) of Chapter 4 may, during the period of any disbarment or suspension, register as a legal document assistant or unlawful detainer assistant. The Department of Consumer Affairs shall develop the application required to be completed by a person for purposes of registration as a legal document assistant.

The application shall specify the types of proof that the applicant shall provide to the county clerk in order to demonstrate the qualifications and requirements of Section 6402.1.

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