Legal Self Help


The Law Offices of Laurie Peters provides paralegal services to assist with legal document preparation.

There may come a time when you want to pursue your legal case on your own without the assistance of an attorney. You may not be able to afford an attorney, or believe you only need assistance with filling out  legal documents.

Under the supervision of the attorneys at the Law Offices of Laurie Peters, our professional paralegals  provide economical and reasonably priced services to assist you in the preparation of your legal documents. You will always be treated with respect and will receive personalized service.

Melissa Palmer, J.D.

Ms. Palmer has  completed her studies at the Ventura College of Law and is a Certified Law Student.  This allows her to practice law under the direct supervision of Laurie Peters.  She will receive her office Juris Doctorate degree in May 2014, and anticipates sitting for the California State Bar Exam in July 2014. In addition to her document preparation services for clients, she assists the attorneys in the firm with preparation of their documents. She also assists with research and preparation for trial.

Ms. Palmer has worked for other Lawyer in the past and joined the Law Offices of Laurie Peters in 2009.   She is a true asset to the firm.

Elizabeth Southerland

Ms. Southerland earned her law degree in England. After she moved to California, she studied at UCLA where she became a certified paralegal. She is available to assist you in the preparation of your legal documents.  Ms. Southerland has been a true asset in joining the firm shortly after completing her studies at UCLA.    Ms. Southerland  is competent and professional, and prepares documents for the attorneys as well as others.  Ms. Southerland is involved with assisting with preparation of trial including outlining legal issues and gathering evidence.

Laurie Peters is pleased to offer the services of this valuable support team. She has confidence in the experience and knowledge of her team of paralegals.

You can begin a free 30 minute consultation with an attorney at the Law Offices of Laurie Peters.  If you find that mere document preparation is not the right choice for you, or you need legal advice, one of the attorneys will be able to direct you at the attorneys hourly rate.  You may also call for an appointment directly with one of our paralegals at (805) 484-6885. They will be happy to assist you with your Southern California document preparation.


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