Legal Document Preparer Program


Effective July 1, 2003, all individuals and businesses preparing legal documents without the supervision of an attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona, must be certified pursuant to Rule 31, and Arizona Codes of Judicial Administration § 7-208 and § 7-201. Legal Document Preparer Program certifies non-attorney legal document preparers in Arizona who provide document preparation assistance and services to individuals and entities not represented by an attorney.  Legal document preparers may provide general legal information but may not give legal advice. 

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LDP RENEWAL INFORMATION

 

All current legal document preparer individual and business certifications will expire on July 1, 2021.  The Certification and Licensing Division will begin receiving renewal applications on or after May 3, 2021, online through the Arizona Judicial Branch Certification & Licensing Portal at https://azcourts.force.com/cldlicensing/s/

The individual certificate holder/designated principal must register for portal access.  If you have not already created an account in the portal, registration can be completed at any time by selecting “Login/Register” from the upper right side of the screen and “Don't have an account? Register Here” from the login screen.  This will require an email address and social security number.  The email address MUST match what is currently on file with the Division.  If your email address has changed, please notify the Division BEFORE you attempt to register in the portal.

Once you have provided the registration information required and selected “Register,” you should then receive an email with a link that will prompt you to set a password for your account.  Please note that system emails often land in the junk or spam folders.  Once in the portal, access to individual and/or business information can be obtained by selecting either the “individual” or “business” buttons which appear in the upper portion of the screen.  Information as to a specific certification/license can be found by selecting “licenses” from the blue text menu on the main page.  The renewal application may be accessed by selecting “renew” from the “actions” dropdown menu found next to the license information.  Basic information and status on submitted renewal applications can be viewed by selecting the “applications” selection from the blue text menu on the main page.  

A link to the application instructions is provided below.  Please review these instructions thoroughly prior to beginning the online application process in order to ensure all required information and documentation is prepared in advance of starting the online submission.  Referenced forms are available under the Certificate Holder Information icon on this webpage. 

Renewal App. Instructions - Individual
Renewal App. Instructions - Business

Online renewal applications submitted on or after June 1, 2021 will be assessed an additional $50.00 fee.  Please also note, in the event that you have filed a timely and complete application for renewal, your existing certification remains active until the administrative process for review of the renewal application has been completed.

Please direct any questions or comments to the Division at [email protected] or (602) 452-3378.



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