Paraprofessional Registration

Overview

Paraprofessional Registration

Detail information on how to register as a paraprofessional with the County Clerk-Recorder Division:

  • Process Server
  • Legal Document Assistant
  • Professional Photocopier
  • Unlawful Detainer Assistant
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Process Server
(B&P Code Section 22350)

Any person who makes more than 10 services of process within this state during one calendar year, for specific compensation or in expectation of specific compensation, where that compensation is directly attributable to the service of process, shall file and maintain a verified certificate of registration as a process server within the county clerk of the county in which he or she resides or has his or her principal place of business

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Legal Document Assistant
(B&P Code Section 6400(c)(1) & 6402)

A Legal Document Assistant is any person who provides, or assists in providing, or offers to provide, or offers to assist in providing, for compensation, any self-help service to a member of the public who is representing themselves in a legal matter, or who holds themselves out as someone who offers that service or has that authority. This shall not apply to any individual whose assistance consists merely of secretarial or receptionist services. 

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Professional Photocopier
(B&P Code Section 22450)

A Professional Photocopier is any person who for compensation obtains or reproduces documents authorized to be produced, and who, while engaged in performing that activity, has access to the information contained therein. 

Professional Photocopier shall file a certificate of registration with the county clerk of the county in which he or she resides or has his or her principal place of business. 

To register as a Professional Photocopier in San Mateo County, please complete and provide the following (if renewing, see information below):

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Unlawful Detainer Assistant
(B&P Code Section 6400 & 6402)

An Unlawful Detainer Assistant is any individual who for compensation renders assistance or advice in the prosecution or defense of an unlawful detainer claim or action, including any bankruptcy petition that may affect the unlawful detainer claim or action. 

Unlawful detainer assistant shall file a certificate of registration with the county clerk of the county in which he or she resides or has his or her principal place of business.