Meet our founder - Shari R. Leonard


Registration No. NC2/NC23 San Diego County
Paralegal/Attorney Assistant Certificate 1979
Notary Public since 1976


Paralegal Certificate, Cal State San Bernardino
A.A. Attorney Assistant, Fresno City College
A.S. Liberal Arts, Fresno City College


President: Business Leaders of Vista
Past Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer:  Business Leaders
V.P./Sponsorship Director, Vista H.S. Band Boosters

Shari opened in 1989 in Vista, CA.  She found her initial interest upon completing her own divorce.  She worked for different law firms in Fresno, CA, Palm Springs, CA; Indio, CA and Vista, CA; from 1974 to 1988.  Started as a court runner for a process server, receptionist at a law firm, legal secretary for partner in law firm, then obtained her Paralegal Certificate in 1979 

In 1988, while working for a small law firm doing divorces and bankruptcies she was told by the attorney, 'We do not take welfare cases' (meaning, usually women that are receiving welfare benefits). The large interest that was shown by the community for these types of cases convinces Shari to leave her previous work, and opened her first office in 1989.

Shari has handled thousands of divorces/legal separation/nullity cases.


Our Credentials

PPS Legal Document Assistants staff attends continuing education and legal seminars to ensure our clients get the most accurate and up-to-date service possible. 

In addition, PPS Legal Document Assistants is computerized with the latest legal software which is continually updated with new legal forms and local Rules of Court, to better serve our customers. 

If you find that during the course of your legal matter you do need legal advice or attorney representation, PPS Legal Document Assistants will gladly refer you to a qualified attorney.


What We Do

We assist you in completing legal documents.

Our philosophy is that everyone should have the opportunity to make their own decisions and have their legal matters resolved at a cost they can afford.


What We Don't Do

We cannot give you legal advice or represent you in Court.

If you expect a legal battle, you should at least consult an attorney before representing yourself in the legal matter.

Proudly serving all of San Diego and Riverside County.

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