A Legal Document Assistant Surety Bond is a license and permit surety bond required by some state and local governments. It is for people who provide, for compensation, self-help assistance to members of the public who are representing themselves in legal matters. They do not provide legal advice or opinion, but they are permitted to: prepare legal documents; provide attorney-authored general information and published legal documents and file and serve documents at the command of the client. The bond guarantees that they will provide the services promised to their clients for the compensation rendered as well as not perform duties beyond their statutorily allowed limitations. These bonds are also known as Unlawful Detainer Assistant surety bonds.