For more than 40 years our goal has been to take a straightforward, practical approach to legal coverage. In a perfect world you’d never need a lawyer, but reality is unpredictable. Businesses and the wealthy can afford to pay attorneys $400 an hour to protect their interests, but can you? With Legal Shield you gain access to attorneys to level the playing field and provide you the protection you need, all for less than 50¢ a day.
Legal Shield uses a nationwide network of affiliate lawyers with an average of 19 years of experience. When you need help you won’t have to talk to a rookie, a paralegal, or a law clerk, but rather you will deal directly with highly experienced lawyers. Whether it’s personal, business related, or criminal, you will have quality legal representation and know your rights.
With Legal Shield you’ll experience the safety and security that over 1.5 million members enjoy. Access to convenient quality no-cost legal help is only a toll-free phone call away.
Benefits of Legal Shield membership include:
Phone Calls and Letters
Your attorney will write letters or make phone calls on your behalf at no cost to you. Whether it’s a person or company that has taken advantage of you and refused to do as promised, or perhaps it was a store that didn't honor a return, or a poorly done repair job, or a merchant who didn’t honor their low-price guarantee, once the other party sees that you have legal representation, they know you are serious and will work to get the situation resolved.
Will Preparation with Annual Reviews
Legal Shield members can receive a Will and annual updates/reviews at no cost. Spouses and covered children can have a Will drafted for just $20. Having an updated Will is part of being a responsible adult. However, 64% of Americans don’t have one and the numbers are even higher for minorities.
A Will is an extremely important thing to have. They can protect your assets from probate and intestacy laws and significantly reduce the time spent in costly probate court. You are provided peace of mind, knowing that your assets are protected and your loved ones will be cared for. They provide control of the gifting of assets to the specific person(s) you choose and can help ensure your committed relationship partner or children are provided for.
Living Wills and Healthcare Power of Attorneys are also available to members. For members requiring a significantly higher level of estate planning, Trust preparation is available with a 25% discount.
Contract and Document Review
Legal Shield attorneys will review contracts and legal documents up to 10 pages each. Your attorney will explain in “plain English” the meanings of any legal terms and they will suggest any changes they deem necessary. If the other party has acted improperly, the attorney can contact them on your behalf to resolve the issue.
Whether you’re signing a new cell phone contract, booking a hotel room, or wanting to ensure that you get your full security deposit back from your landlord, legal document review can save you thousands of dollars and countless headaches.
IRS Audit Protection
When you are notified of an audit by the IRS, your Legal Shield attorney will provide consultation, advice or assistance. You may receive, at no additional cost, up to 50 total hours of your attorney’s time to help defend the audit.
Around 1,500,000 audits are conducted annually and 80% of those are done to households making less than $50,000 per year. With Legal Shield, the terrifying prospect of an audit can be a lot less worrisome knowing that you have quality legal protection.
Motor Vehicle Services
Your Legal Shield attorney will be there to help you navigate the twisting roads of moving traffic violations, accidents, defense for charges of manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, or vehicular homicide, and damage recovery, driver's license issues and personal legal injury assistance.
If you or your spouse are named as a defendant in a covered civil or criminal action, your Legal Shield attorney will provide up to 60 hours of defense at no additional cost to you.
All Other Legal Work
Members receive a 25% discount off the Provider Attorney’s standard rate for all legal work not covered under this plan.
Legal Shield Monthly Premium
Member & Family: $15.95
Coverage is included for Member, Spouse, and Children who:
Note: Benefits listed are for California. Benefits outside California may vary. Certain benefits have limits on time and scope of coverage.