The Florida Association of Legal Document Preparers

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We are a thriving group of legal document preparers concerned about citizen’s access to the legal system. There is a wealth of readily available legal information, if only you know where to look. We share with consumers legal information we have collected; and seek to support consumer rights by helping to provide easy access to information and the legal system. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service and information in the industry. 

To contact our association directly call 800-515-0496 or email or complete any of the contact forms throughout this site, including at the bottom of this page.

~ The FALDP Story ~

Ruth Tick, Director FALDP

The Beginning ...

In the spring of 2010, Ruth Tick, responded to a craigslist ad. The owner of a popular legal document site, needed someone to do research and write content for his site.

Ruth Tick went to work answering inquiries as they came in, sometimes as many as 30 a day. One day, Ruth emailed the site owner, Ken, and told him she had an idea. Later that day, when they spoke on the phone they discovered that they had both come up with the identical idea. FALDP was born!

The rest is history ...

The site went live in May 2010. Ken as the webmaster, Ruth as the writer and recruiter. They started with only an idea, and themselves as members. Over the course of the next year they produced publications, offered webinars, and hosted the First Annual FALDP Conference.

Ketty Rodriguez, Volunteer Hispanic Coordinator

In June 2011, Ken resigned as Co-Director of FALDP to pursue other business interests. Ruth took over Ken's duties in addition to her own, and continues to direct FALDP and grow the site. Since January of 2011, FALDP has:

  • Tripled in membership,
  • Tripled in site traffic,
  • Published multiple pro se self-help ebooks and print editions,
  • Added many informational pages,
  • Published our newsletter "The FALDP Docket" every month since May 2010.
  • Continued to develop online document preparation courses - now offering twelve online courses,
  • Created two Turn Key Business bundles for start-ups,
  • Translated key pages into Spanish,
  • Developed the Gorilla Marketing Program.
  • Published results of a survey for pro se litigants - the second pro se survey is in progress,
  • Continues to foster credibility in the industry, and professional excellence among the membership
  • Registered as a vendor for the Florida Department of Vocational Rehab.
  • Hosted six annual conferences
  • As of 2015 - offering FALDP Certification
Julian Beyer, FALDP Assistant and Gorilla Marketing Manager

We work together to create a culture of collaboration among our members - colleagues first, competitors second. Our overarching goal is to assist pro se litigants. We, the members of the Florida Association of Legal Document Preparers, deeply believe that it is the right of all American consumers to have access to the legal system, regardless of income or education. It is our mission to deliver well researched legal information to consumers.

The FALDP mission embodies our quest and our goals. We offer legal information; and document preparation assistance. We hope that by educating consumers about their legal rights -- we will have done our part to give others hope.

The FALDP mission is a journey. We have only begun, there is much to do. We hope that the confidence gained through education and knowledge will empower consumers, so they may have a fighting chance to enforce or pursue their rights in a court of law.

We Serve:
Consumers & Pro Se Litigants; and Document Preparers

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