Certified Legal Document Preparers

What are "certified legal document preparers"?

The Legal Document Preparer Program certifies legal document preparers in Arizona. Legal document preparers are certified individuals who can, without the supervision of an attorney, provide limited assistance by acting as a scrivener when completing an approved form or standard document that you have selected. Legal document preparers may provide general legal information but may not give legal advice or draft legal documents. Effective July 1, 2003, all nonlawyers 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 Arizona Supreme Court Rule 31 and Arizona Code of Judicial Administration §7-208.

A directory of all individuals and businesses who are certified legal document preparers may be found on the Supreme Court’s Certification and Licensing website here.

The Board of Certified Legal Document Preparers has the authority to investigate and prosecute allegations of misconduct by certified legal document preparers.

How do I make a complaint about a Certified Legal Document Preparer?

You can find information about filing a complaint, a complaint form and procedures online at the Supreme Court’s Certification and Licensing website: https://www.azcourts.gov/cld/Legal-Document-Preparer-Program/Filing-a-Complaint.

If you are concerned about the conduct of a certified legal document preparer, you should contact the Board of Certified Legal Document Preparers at:

Legal Document Preparer Program
Arizona Supreme Courts Building
Certification and Licensing Division
1501 West Washington Street, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

For general inquiries, call 602.452.3378

Text telephone (TTY/TTD) for the hearing impaired: 602.452.3545

Email: LDP@courts.az.gov