Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Paralegal?

A “Paralegal” is an individual who is qualified by education, training, or work experience, who either contracts with or is employed by an attorney and performs work under the direction and supervision of an attorney who is an active member of the State Bar of California.

What is a Legal Document Assistant (LDA)?

A “Legal Document Assistant” (LDA) is an individual who provides Services to a person who is representing themselves in a legal matter. An LDA is an experienced professional who will aid you in preparing your legal documents for court and a much lower cost. The key difference is whether that individual is working under the direct supervision of an attorney or allowed by law to work without the direct supervision of an attorney

What kind of Experience does Prestige Paralegal have?

The owner of Prestige Paralegal, Kristy Schaeffer,  has been providing this type of service since 1988.  In addition, the owner was only the second individual to be licensed and bonded in Kern County to prepare legal documents for the public without the direct supervision of an attorney.  We also meet all of the education and experience requirements by the state to perform these services.

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