WELCOME! 

I am Janine Bates Theis, a registered and bonded Legal Document Assistant [Butte County LDA #012], and the owner of On-Call Legal Document Assistance. I have more than 30 years’ experience in the legal profession in Butte County as a legal secretary and paralegal.

For the Public, we provide:

• Legal Document and Forms Preparation
• Probate (Decedent’s Estates)
• Wills, Trusts, Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney
• Contracts, Promissory Notes, Deeds
• Court Filing and Messenger/Courier Services
• Public Record Search and Retrieval
• General Secretarial Services

For Attorneys, we provide:

• Paralegal Services
• Court Filing and Messenger/Courier Services
• Public Record Search and Retrieval
• Legal Secretarial Services

Court Filing Services

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Disclaimer​

What is the difference between a
Legal Document Assistant and a Paralegal?

Legal Document Assistant (LDA) is a professional, qualified through education, training, or work experience, to assist members of the public who are representing themselves in legal matters by preparing legal documents in a ministerial manner; providing general published factual information that has been written or approved by an attorney pertaining to legal procedures, rights or obligations; and filing and serving legal forms and documents at the specific request of persons representing themselves in legal matters. In California, LDA’s are required to be registered and bonded in the county in which they do business [California Business & Professions Code Sections 6400, et seq.].


Paralegal is a professional, qualified through education, training, or work experience, who contracts with or is employed by a lawyer, law firm, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity in a capacity or function which involves the performance, under the ultimate direction and supervision of an active member of the State Bar of California or an attorney practicing in the federal courts of California, of specifically delegated substantive legal work. [California Business & Professions Code Section 6450, et seq.]. A paralegal is prohibited by law from contracting with anyone other than an attorney [California Business & Professions Code Section 6451].


If you would like additional information concerning the differences between an LDA and a Paralegal, please visit WWW.CALDA.ORG and download the brochure “Legal Document Assistant or Paralegal – What is the Difference?”

If at any time you find you need the services of a licensed attorney, we can refer you to one of the many fine attorneys practicing in Northern California.

Please contact Info@On-Call-LDA.com 

for specific information and fee schedules.

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