We Help You Legal has been a part of the Central Coast community since 2001. We support our community individually and together as a group.

Meet our team

We value our team members, their intellect and decision-making characters. We are proud we managed to gather smart, talented and client-oriented staff, and we are happy to introduce them to our clients!
christopher rush

Christopher Renee Rush, Legal Document Assistant

  • Education: West Los Angeles College AA., Paralegal Studies
  • Certifications: Legal Document Assistant, San Luis Obispo County #260; California Notary Public
  • Affiliations: California Association of Legal Document Assistants (CALDA), Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce. San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.

Cristina Mendoza, Owner

  • Certifications: California Notary Public
  • Affiliations: Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, Member. San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, Member

Lisa Groves, Operations, Case Manager

  • Education: Colorado Technical University Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in Business Management
  • Certifications: California Notary Public

Legal Document Assistants

A Legal Document Assistant (LDA) is an experienced professional who is authorized under California law to assist the public in preparing legal documents for consumers. However, an LDA is not an attorney, and cannot provide legal advice, or represent individuals in court. LDA’s have similar educational background as a paralegal, and are required by law to be registered and bonded in the county in which they have their principal place of business. (Business & Professions Code, Section 6400, et. seq.). 

The registration is valid for two years, at which time it must be renewed. In the past, individuals who assisted the public in completing legal documents were permitted to call themselves Independent Paralegals. Effective January 1, 2004, Business and Professions Code Section 6450 redefined “paralegal” to mean only those persons who work for, and are supervised by, attorneys. Excluded from that definition are LDA’s. LDA’s are prohibited from calling themselves paralegals. The LDA statute requires LDA’s to maintain a bond, and to be registered, to offer document preparation services to the public. Paralegals are not required to register, as they work only for attorneys, and not for consumers.

Legal Disclaimer

We Help You legal is a “self-help” legal document assistance company that provides document preparation without the high cost of an attorney.

We Help You Legal, Inc. is not a law firm. We cannot represent you in court, advise you about your legal rights or the law, or select forms for you.

Licensed and Bonded in California, San Luis Obispo County LDA # 260 Exp. 11/19/20 Bond #64424622 Business License #6893.