I am Pamela Milburn,the owner of Zion Paralegl. I have been serving Lake Havasu City, Bullhead, and Kingman including surrounding areas since 1998. I come to you with the skills to help you prepare legal documents. Let me use my many years of experience to help you through your difficult time. I am certified through the board of Legal Document Preparer program pursuant to the Arizona Code of Judicial Administration 7-208 (E4) of the Arizona Supreme Court Rules.
I can assist you in personal or business needs by providing premium document preparation services. Special Notice: Legal Document Preparer (AKA Paralegal) is not an attorney, is not employed by an attorney, unable to provide legal advice or opinion, nor represent the public in Court, and communications with a Legal Document Preparer is not privileged.
I realize that your personal and business legal affairs need prompt and considerate attention. I am an expert in document creation and offer a variety of document preparation services. Click on the Services page for a complete list of the most requested documents that I can prepare for you.
Don't confuse Zion Paralegal with a lawyer or legal service. In many cases, you will need an Attorney to advise you what your rights, responsibilities, and obligations are. My job is to take the burden of document preparation for you. For further discussion on the role of a Legal Document Preparer, click on the Notice link at the top of this page.
(The information provided is to help the consumer better understand what a Legal Document Preparer does and how using one can benefit the consumer. Furthermore this information in no way represents that a Legal Document Preparer is better than an Attorney)
Special Notice: Arizona Code of Judical Administration (ACJA) standard 5 (C): A Legal Document Preparer shall not provide any kind of advice, opinion or recommendation to a consumer about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, or strategies. Legal Document Preparer is not an attorney, is not employed by an attorney, unable to provide legal advice or opinion, nor represent the public in court and communications with a legal document preparer is not privileged. Cannot prepare documents if client has already obtained the services of an attorney to prepare the same documents. In Arizona, all Legal Document Preparers have to be certified through the Arizona Supreme Court Legal Document Preparer Program and maintain 10 hours of continuing education each year.
If you feel you need legal advice, you should retain the services of an Attorney. You can then have a Legal Document Preparer create the documents for you. Keep in mind that a Legal Document Preparer is not an Attorney and cannot represent you in a court of law.
A Legal Document Preparer is trained through college course work in the field of legal document preparation (Legal Assistant) and/or by an Attorney. Legal Document Preparers are trained to prepare legal documents, business documents, contracts, and agreements. They also can provide legal research. Some specialize in a specific area such as family law.
Independent Legal Document Preparers, such as Zion Paralegal, can contract with an Attorney or Law Firm and with the general public. However, the consumer should know beforehand what documents are required for their particular needs.
Fees charged by Legal Document Preparers are often more affordable compared to an Attorneys fee. This doesn't represent that a Legal Document Preparer is in any way better than an Attorney. The consumer must remember that a Legal Document Preparer doesn't provide any legal advice, but is an expert at properly completing the documents. Legal Document Preparer fees do not include costs incurred to the client such as filing fees, court costs, service fees, mailings and etc.
I hope this has answered some of your questions about the Legal Document Preparer profession.