Welcome to our online legal blog! This blog and our entire website is designed for people who:
- want to save money
- are not afraid of the legal system, and
- want to learn how to handle their legal matter without hiring an attorney.
You will find our legal blog a great resource of legal information and news. Several new articles are posted each week covering different legal topics of interest. If you want to keep up on various legal issues or expand your legal knowledge, be sure to subscribe to receive notification of new articles.
Our Legal Blog is Dedicated to the Self-Represented
A People’s Choice is a Registered Legal Document Assistant and a leading California legal document preparation service. We are not attorneys nor are we associated with an attorney’s office. In addition, we do not have attorneys on our staff. As a Registered Legal Document Assistant, our office is dedicated to providing consumers inexpensive self-help legal document preparation services without compromising quality or professionalism. A People’s Choice stands apart from our competitors, offering both online and personal service backed by over 36 years of experience. We offer same-day services, extended hours of operation, online services, a comprehensive self-help library and a FREE topic-specific Legal Guide for clients to use as a reference tool throughout their proceeding.
The legal field is constantly changing. In recent years, technology has dramatically expanded opportunities for people to access low-cost legal help. For example, the internet has opened up a multitude of options for people to get the legal help they need. On the other hand, computer technology has enhanced the way legal services can be rendered. By effectively utilizing technology in providing our legal document services, A People’s Choice can offer more competitive, lower fees for our services than many other similar companies. Clients can provide information for their paperwork in several ways – in person, by worksheet, over the phone, and for many types of matters, through a convenient, interactive online interview system.
If you have a California legal matter, A People’s Choice can help you, no matter where you are located! Our legal document services are offered in all 58 counties in California. Although our corporate office is in Ventura County, A People’s Choice prepares and files papers with every court in California, from Del Norte, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, all the way down to San Diego and Imperial Counties, and every county in between.
History of A People’s Choice
A People’s Choice was founded in 1980 by Sandra McCarthy. At that time, our profession did not officially exist. Local attorneys would find themselves face-to-face with people with legal needs that simply could not afford the high cost of attorney fees. Consequently, these attorneys would refer people to us because they could not afford to hire the attorney to help them. A People’s Choice was able to offer a low-cost option to people needing routine legal documents, while avoiding the high costs typically associated with hiring an attorney. Today our services cover an array of legal document needs. We now offer online interviews and help thousands of customers every year in all counties and courts in California.
More Than Legal Document Preparation
A People’s Choice offers much more than legal document preparation. We can file your legal paperwork, schedule any necessary hearings and, if required, make arrangements for serving your documents. Don’t be fooled by low-cost online services that only prepare limited documents and which provide customers with confusing instructions to sort through. A People’s Choice will guide you through your entire legal process, from beginning to end. If your needs ever exceed what we can offer under California law, we will do our best to direct you to other sources of low-cost, reasonably priced help.
Best of all, all of our services are provided on a flat fee basis. Why is this important? It allows you, as a consumer, full control over your legal costs. There are no surprises and no huge bills once your legal document preparation services have been completed.
Sandra McCarthy, the President of A People’s Choice, remains actively involved in various activities that support opportunities for low-cost legal document services for California consumers. During 2004-2005, Ms. McCarthy served as President of CALDA (California Association of Legal Document Assistants), an association dedicated to promoting and protecting the Legal Document Assistant profession and non-attorney legal services for California consumers. Ms. McCarthy has also co-authored many legal self-help booklets for the self-represented person. Her legal career covers working as a freelance paralegal, law office manager and paralegal studies teacher.
We recognize that there are many options for consumers when selecting a legal service provider, and so are very proud of the hundreds of five-star ratings shared online by our satisfied customers. Don’t just take our word. Check out what our customers have said on Google, Superpages.com and Yelp! We recognize that we cannot please everyone, but we will do our very best to try! We also have an excellent rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Contact Us For More Information
Our website provides extensive information about our company and our services. You can also subscribe to our legal blog and receive immediate notification of new articles about every day legal issues as soon as they are published. Many of our clients have indicated our blog is a great way for them stay up with news in the legal field pertaining to topics of interest that affect each of us in our daily lives.
Give us a call at 800-747-2780 if you have any questions. You may want to browse our website and learn about the many legal document services we provide. A People’s Choice offers low-cost, professional legal document preparation services for all 58 counties in California. We are here to help and save you money!