Coronavirus Update 12/20/2020
The Coronavirus pandemic has raised several legal questions and concerns. Getting sound legal advice and support at a time like this can go a long way in reducing your stress and protecting your rights. LegalShield lawyers have been working around the clock to provide 4.4 million people and businesses the guidance they need. We are committed to remaining open and available throughout the pandemic to provide legal support.
Learn more about how to protect yourself and your legal rights during these uncertain times.
Do You Need Legal Protection?
You never know when life is going to gift you with a legal challenge or even shower you with a few in rapid succession.
At just about any stage in life, you will be faced with legal situations you cannot handle on your own. Having legal protection at the ready gives you peace of mind as you move through all life’s chapters, knowing that an attorney stands ready to help you when these matters surface.
Option 1: Having a Lawyer on Retainer
(We don't recommend)
You can have a lawyer positioned to help you at any time by having a lawyer on retainer. By paying a lump sum to an attorney before a legal issue arises, you reserve the lawyer’s availability to you when you need their legal assistance. At this point, the attorney taps into the retainer “deposit” you placed to pay for legal fees as work is done on your case.
This kind of legal protection typically falls outside most people’s budgets. A lawyer’s hourly rate, which can be hundreds of dollars per hour, can quickly suck up your retainer fee and you will then be billed monthly for additional hours worked on your case.
Option 2: Purchasing a Legal Plan
An economical way to be prepared for the legal fees that come along with everyday legal mishaps is to purchase a legal protection plan.
LegalShield has 1.7 million members who take advantage of our affordable, on-demand access to legal services. LegalShield has worked out partnerships with leading law firms across North America and as a result, each of our members pays far less for legal assistance than they would otherwise.
Personal Legal Protection:
Personal legal protection plans cover representation or consultation in a wide range of personal legal matters you are likely to face at some point in your life.
Our plan covers the following:
Speeding tickets and traffic violations
Uncontested name changes*
Powers of attorney
Trial defense in civil lawsuits*
A LegalShield membership will give you access to the following:
Speak with your attorney on an unlimited number of personal legal issues
Your attorney can make calls and write letters on your behalf
Your attorney can review contracts and draft documents
One plan covers your whole family, including pre-existing issues
There’s no risk to try -- you can cancel your plan at any time
Protect Your Identity
Small Business Legal Protection:
Starting a small business involves running through a maze of legal procedures. For example, you'll need support to get your company established as a legal entity. From there, you face all sorts of legally based set-up issues, like composing an employee handbook of company policies, constructing employee and vendor contracts, navigating lease and service provider agreements, and so on.
Once your small business is up and running, you might as well be a sitting duck for a wide range of other legal situations. Intellectual property disputes, contract violations and debt collection are just a few examples of the legal battles you may encounter.
Larger corporations might hire legal counsel to take care of these and other business legal issues as they arise. This is a costly venture that most small businesses simply cannot afford. As a result, they open their checkbooks every time a contract needs to be reviewed or another legal issue pops up.
These legal fees can be crippling for a small business but are often considered to be the price of doing business. So many businesses accept the loss and move on. This is why the LegalShield Small Business Plan was created.
You can purchase LegalShield’s Small Business Plan for $39 a month if you have 10 or fewer employees.
This plan protects your company with the following legal assistance:
Speak with your attorney on an unlimited number of legal issues
Legal research on each matter is included at no additional charge
Your attorney can make phone calls or write letters on your behalf
Debt collection letters are included at no additional charge
Your attorney can review documents
LegalShield also provides legal plans for larger small businesses:
A business with 50 or fewer employees: $89 per month
A business with 100 or fewer employees: $149 per month
Life is Full of Surprises
You never know when life is going to throw a legal puzzle at you. If you are not prepared to act quickly, it could end up costing you dearly. Legal plans give you access to an on-call network of lawyers, giving you an entire law firm in your back pocket.
Legal fees can add up quickly but, with LegalShield, you can be covered for a fraction of the cost.
"LegalShield provides access to legal services offered by a network of provider law firms to LegalShield members through membership based participation. Neither LegalShield nor its officers, employees or sales associates directly or indirectly provide legal services, representation or advice. See a plan contract for specific state of residence for complete terms, coverage, amounts and conditions."