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  1. 1. BIZIE LADIE, INC. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs 4001 Inglewood Avenue, Suite 101-345 Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Tel: (310) 484-3607 Fax: (310) 676-7436 em: vwatson@bizieladie.com web: www.bizieladie.com Registered & Bonded in: Los Angeles County, #430 – Exp. 10/15/2011 “ We are not attorneys. We can only provide self-help services under your specific direction”
  2. 2. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>Bizie Ladie, Inc. is a self-help legal document preparation service that provides high quality legal document services to consumers who are representing themselves in their own legal and business affairs. We provide you with legal resources and information allowing you to focus on what is most important - your case. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>What is An LDA? </li></ul><ul><li>An LDA is a individual that has: (1) received specialized training through formal education or many years of experience in a legal service setting; (2) worked under the supervision and direction of an attorney; and (3) performed non-clerical, substantive legal work in assisting an attorney. LDAs are NOT attorneys, and do NOT provide legal advice or practice law whatsoever. LDAs are experienced professionals who are authorized to prepare and assist with legal documents at the direction of “pro per” litigants. Pro Per litigants are consumers who handle their own legal matters without an attorney. If you wish to obtain an attorney, you may obtain information from the Los Angeles County Bar Association, www.lacba.org , Legal Aid of California, www. legalaidcalifornia.com , California State Bar, www. calbar.org or any other legal services office of your choice regarding free or low-cost representation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>What is a Paralegal? </li></ul><ul><li>Paralegals are individuals who assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Paralegals cannot provide legal services for personal monetary gain nor give legal advice to consumers. Legal advice may only be relied upon if given by an attorney. All states require attorneys to be licensed and most have statutes imposing penalties for the unauthorized practice of law as well as LDAs. Paralegals are also persons who are qualified by education, training or work experience and are employed or retained by an attorney, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entities who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which an attorney is responsible. Under California Business & Professions Code § 6454, the terms “paralegal,” “legal assistant,” “attorney assistant,” “freelance paralegal,” “independent paralegal,” and “contract paralegal” are synonymous. However, in order for a paralegal to carry the LDA title, they MUST register as an LDA. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>What Are the Advantages of Using An LDA? </li></ul><ul><li>The advantages of using an LDA are affordability, one-on-one personal contact, and ease in communication. LDAs are experienced professionals that are experts in various areas of document preparation, and most are very efficient in meeting your needs; whether its a last minute filing and/or a deadline that needs to be met. Many LDAs specialize in one or two areas; for example, some handle only family law, probate, civil matters whiles others only deal with bankruptcies or unlawful detainers. So be sure to use an LDA who is highly experienced in the type of documents you need prepared. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>How to Become an LDA </li></ul><ul><li>The first requirement to becoming an LDA, is possessing a background in a legal profession, i.e., paralegal, legal secretary, law clerk, etc.  The following is a more descriptive outline of educational and work experience requirements:    </li></ul><ul><li>1.  Visit your local County Registrar-Recorders Office and obtain an application or visit their website to see if one is posted there.    </li></ul><ul><li>2.  After you have completed the application and have attached the necessary documentation pertaining to your qualifications as well as educational requirements, you must obtain a $25,000 bond.  The best bonding company I have used in the past is Pennbrook Insurance Services.  Some bonding companies do run a personal credit check for an LDA bond, but Pennbrook may be lenient in this department.  However, do call for more information.  Pennbrook can be reached at (415) 362-0445.  Please be sure to mention Vanessa from CALDA referred you.    </li></ul>
  7. 7. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>How to Become an LDA (cont’d) </li></ul><ul><li>3.  Once you have all the above documentation, proceed back to your County Registrar-Recorders Office, record the bond, pay the necessary filing fees and afterwards the County Clerk will provide you with a registration number that will be printed on an ID sized card which states your name, address, registration number, expiration date, the County of registration, and verbiage that states “the County Clerk has not evaluated this person’s knowledge, experience, or services”.   Once you have received your card, you’re all done. Do note, an LDA has to register and obtain a new bond every 2 years from the date of registration; this goes for all counties in California.  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>How to Become an LDA (cont’d) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple county registrations — Now for some LDAs, they do register in multiple counties.  If you are one that would like to do so, you need to contact that county's recorders office and obtain their application. But please note that you can use the same bond you have obtained from your first registration.  The bond does not state the County in which you have registered in — It only states your name and what the bond is used for .  That's it.  In the past, I have experienced controversy over the usage of the bond and prior LDAs being told that they needed to obtain a new bond for every new county they wanted to register in. Once you have completed the application, proceed to the recorder’s office, pay the fees and the county clerk will provide you with their registration number for their county. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>How to Become an LDA (cont’d) </li></ul><ul><li>Organization for LDAs — CALDA (California Association of Legal Document Assistants) is a non-profit organization designed to educate and promote LDAs through Continuing Legal Education (CLE) with teleclasses, seminars, informational newsletters, and their annual conference. Since being a member of CALDA, I believe they are the best organization for LDAs. Their quarterly Newsletter — Access — is distributed to every member and entails tons of information, updates about the LDA profession and new court forms. CALDA also has a forum that members can take advantage in receiving and/or asking questions regarding their need of assistance with a matter or attending many of their local chapters' educational seminars. There are various annual membership fees, so please visit their website at www.calda.org  for more information.  I assure you, you will be glad you did. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>Short List of Services We Provide </li></ul><ul><li>Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) </li></ul><ul><li>We know that divorce is a legal, financial and emotional process. Let us alleviate that pressure by preparing your documents. Call us today. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $275 — 500 </li></ul><ul><li>Child Custody, Support, Modifications </li></ul><ul><li>When you separate or divorce, you will need to decide on who will have “custody” of the children and how they will be taken care of. The judge makes the final decision about custody and visitation but usually will approve the arrangement both parents agree on. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $250-300 </li></ul>The above fees do not include any COURT, RECORDING, MESSENGER, SHERIFF (for enforcement or serving), or any other THIRD PARTY processing fees. Those fees MUST be paid directly to the entity itself.
  11. 11. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>Enforcement of Judgments (Family & Small Claims only) </li></ul><ul><li>If you win your case, it is up to you to collect your own judgment. We can assist you in collecting your judgment, locating the debtor, and placing a lien on the debtors’ assets. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $300 </li></ul><ul><li>Bankruptcies — Ch. 7 (Debt Relief Agency) </li></ul><ul><li>We provide bankruptcy petition services through A-1 Bankruptcy Petition Preparers. Check out our website for more information. NOTE: Fee varies by counties and are set by federal statute. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $125 - 200 </li></ul>The above fees do not include any COURT, RECORDING, MESSENGER, SHERIFF (for enforcement or serving), or any other THIRD PARTY processing fees. Those fees MUST be paid directly to the entity itself.
  12. 12. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>Living Trusts </li></ul><ul><li>Revocable Living Trusts - Protect your family from probate and taxes. Just pay $400 now and save your family $1000's later. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $400 </li></ul><ul><li>Small Claims </li></ul><ul><li>Small claims court is a special court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. Because small claims are $7,500 or less, most small claims debtors can make payments over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $200 </li></ul>The above fees do not include any COURT, RECORDING, MESSENGER, SHERIFF (for enforcement or serving), or any other THIRD PARTY processing fees. Those fees MUST be paid directly to the entity itself.
  13. 13. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>Powers of Attorney/ Health Care Directives/ Wills </li></ul><ul><li>Powers of Attorney helps families avoid legal problems if they ever become unable to make health care or financial decisions for themselves. We have the forms you will use if you ever want to revise or revoke a POA . </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $75 </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Typing Services </li></ul><ul><li>We have over 10 years of secretarial experience, knowledge of local court rules and procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $10 a page </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $75 an hour (secretarial) </li></ul>The above fees do not include any COURT, RECORDING, MESSENGER, SHERIFF (for enforcement or serving), or any other THIRD PARTY processing fees. Those fees MUST be paid directly to the entity itself.
  14. 14. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>Deeds (Grant, Warranty, Quitclaim) </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever you transfer real estate in California because of marriage, divorce, death or for estate planning purposes -- you need a new deed. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $75 — 125 </li></ul><ul><li>Unlawful Detainer (Eviction) </li></ul><ul><li>We can assist you with preparing the eviction process or responding to an eviction. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $250 (Complaint) </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $200 (Answer) </li></ul>The above fees do not include any COURT, RECORDING, MESSENGER, SHERIFF (for enforcement or serving), or any other THIRD PARTY processing fees. Those fees MUST be paid directly to the entity itself.
  15. 15. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>Corporation Services (LLC’s only) </li></ul><ul><li>We will form your LLC from the Articles to obtaining a business license. However, we do not maintain company yearly corporate compliance. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $350 </li></ul><ul><li>Agreements (Marital, Residential) </li></ul><ul><li>Working out a fair and realistic agreement is one of the most difficult tasks for parents going through a divorce or separation. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $175 — 250 </li></ul>The above fees do not include any COURT, RECORDING, MESSENGER, SHERIFF (for enforcement or serving), or any other THIRD PARTY processing fees. Those fees MUST be paid directly to the entity itself.
  16. 16. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>Our Process </li></ul><ul><li>We have a 24 - 48 hour turn-around time on most projects and within that time you will receive a draft of your documents for your immediate review. Once you have approved and signed your documents, we process your documents, delivering them to their intended destinations. You will receive copies of every document. On a case-by-case basis, we maintain deadlines and provide courtesy reminders to you when future documents become due. We then generate and process those documents as required. Our software programs are the same programs used in law firms across the country and those on the California Court website: www.courtinfo.ca.gov . </li></ul>
  17. 17. Save time & money, call us TODAY! (310) 484-3607 Or visit www.bizieladie.com We accept: We provide fast, accurate & complete document preparation at an affordable cost to you. Our work is guaranteed, and we meet your deadlines while keeping you informed. WE PROMISE TO IMPRESS YOU!
  18. 18. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>“ Legal Document Assistants are limited to completing legal documents in a ministerial manner, providing general published factual information, making published legal documents available and filing and serving legal documents.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. & Prof. Code § 6400(d) </li></ul><ul><li>California Business & Professions Code: </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of an Unlawful Detainer Assistant/Legal Document Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 6401-6401.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of a Paralegal </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 6450-6456 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proficient LDAs <ul><li>California Business & Professions Code: </li></ul><ul><li>Duties of a Legal Document Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 6408-6411 </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 6412-6415 </li></ul><ul><li>How to Become a Legal Document Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 6402-6405 </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 6406-6407 </li></ul><ul><li>Unauthorized Practice of Law (“UPL”) </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 6125-6126.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 6126.5 </li></ul>

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