California Business and Professions Code Section 6401
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6401. This chapter does not apply to any person engaged in any of
the following occupations, provided that the person does not also
perform the duties of a legal document assistant in addition to those
(a) Any government employee who is acting in the course of his or
(b) A member of the State Bar of California, or his or her
employee, paralegal, or agent, or an independent contractor while
acting on behalf of a member of the State Bar.
(c) Any employee of a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation who either
assists clients free of charge or is supervised by a member of the
State Bar of California who has malpractice insurance.
(d) A licensed real estate broker or licensed real estate
salesperson, as defined in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 10130)
of Part 1 of Division 4, who acts pursuant to subdivision (b) of
Section 10131 on an unlawful detainer claim as defined in subdivision
(b) of Section 6400, and who is a party to the unlawful detainer
(e) An immigration consultant, as defined in Chapter 19.5
(commencing with Section 22441) of Division 8.
(f) A person registered as a process server under Chapter 16
(commencing with Section 22350) or a person registered as a
professional photocopier under Chapter 20 (commencing with Section
22450) of Division 8.
(g) A person who provides services relative to the preparation of
security instruments or conveyance documents as an integral part of
the provision of title or escrow service.
(h) A person who provides services that are regulated by federal
(i) A person who is employed by, and provides services to, a
supervised financial institution, holding company, subsidiary, or
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