Welcome to the online legal blog by A People’s Choice! We designed this blog and our entire website for people just like you 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 an excellent resource for legal information and news. We post several new articles each week covering different legal topics of interest. If you want to keep up with various legal issues or expand your legal knowledge, subscribe to our blog, and you will receive notification of new articles.
A Legal Blog 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. Also, there are no attorneys on our staff. As a Registered Legal Document Assistant, we dedicate ourselves 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 40 years of experience. We can provide same-day services, extended hours of operation, online worksheets and interviews, 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 continually 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 we can provide our legal services. By efficiently utilizing technology in delivering 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. More importantly, we are not pleased to be incorporating a new, online client portal which will give our customers access to all of their documents and important messages.
If you have a California legal matter, A People’s Choice can help you, no matter where you live! We offer our legal document services 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. Sometimes local attorneys would meet people with legal needs that could not afford their attorney fees. Consequently, attorneys started referring these people to our registered legal document assistant office to give them an option they could afford. A People’s Choice was able to offer a low-cost alternative 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 and we receive referrals from not only attorneys but Court Clerks, Judges and, of course, our thousands of previous happy customers! 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. For example, we can file your legal paperwork, schedule any necessary hearings and, if required, make arrangements for serving your documents. Moreover, 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, we provide all of our services on a flat fee basis for the specific legal documents identified in our contract. Why is this important? It allows you, as a consumer, full control over your legal costs. You will not have any surprises or unexpected bills once we finish our legal document preparation services.
Our new case management system and cloud portal are the latest improvements to the specialized, unique services we offer our customers. Clients now have 24-hour access to their court-filed documents, communications, informational materials and any documents they need to sign. Not only does A People Choice make sure every client’s case stays on track, we also keep our clients organized during the process. The best news is that we offer this enhancement to our services at no additional charge to customers!
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 online ratings 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. We have also set up a new website ProbateByMe.com that is strictly devoted to probate and estate administration, an area that our office specializes in. You can also subscribe to our legal blog. Don’t worry. You won’t need to subscribe to two different blogs. All of our blog postings are posted to our parent site APeoplesChoice.com and then by feed are replicated on our new probate site. Subscribers receive an immediate notification of every newly published article covering everyday legal issues. Many of our clients have indicated our blog is an excellent way for them to stay up with news in the legal field on 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. We offer extended telphone hours 7 days a week, from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. You may also 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!