In California, you don't unless it is a very complicated transaction. You are being represented by a Real Estate Agent (hopefully, a Realtor) and in Southern California- the documents, after the offer was accepted, are handled by a third-party escrow company. In Northern California, the papers are handled by the title company.
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But, specifically, no, you don't need a lawyer.