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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 5.5. Legal Document Assistants and Unlawful Detainer Assistants [6400 - 6415]

  ( Chapter 5.5 repealed and added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1018, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 2. Registration Procedures [6402 - 6407]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1018, Sec. 2. )


(a) The county clerk shall maintain a register of legal document assistants, and a register of unlawful detainer assistants, assign a unique number to each legal document assistant, or unlawful detainer assistant, and issue an identification card to each one. Upon renewal of registration, the same number shall be assigned, provided that the applicant is renewing registration in the same county in which they were previously registered and there is no lapse of three or more years in the period of registration.

(b) The identification card shall be a card not less than three and one-quarter by two inches, and shall contain at the top, the title “Legal Document Assistant” or “Unlawful Detainer Assistant,” as appropriate, followed by the registrant’s name, address, registration number, date of expiration, and county of registration. It shall also contain a photograph of the registrant in the lower left corner. The identification card for a partnership or corporation registration shall be issued in the name of the partnership or corporation, and shall not contain a photograph. The front of the card, above the title, shall also contain the following statement in 12-point boldface type: “This person is not a lawyer.” The front of the card, at the bottom, shall also contain the following statement in 12-point boldface type: “The county clerk has not evaluated this person’s knowledge, experience, or services.”

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 128, Sec. 8. (AB 1213) Effective January 1, 2020. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 6401.7.)