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Legal Document Assistant

Background

State law has required Legal Document Assistants to register with the County Clerk in the county in which the services are provided. With certain exemptions, a Legal Document Assistant means any person who provides, or assists in providing, or offers to provide, or offers to assist in providing, for compensation, any self-help service to a member of the public who is representing himself or herself in a legal matter. Secretary or reception services do not require a registration.

Requirements

  • The registrant 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 $25,000.00 naming the registrant as principal providing the term of the bond, two (2) years, commencement date and expiration date.
  • The filing fee is $182.00. We accept cash or checks made payable to Lake County Clerk.
  • Replacement cards are $10.00 each. We accept cash or checks made payable to Lake County Clerk.