ADA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LegalShield,
one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and
the IDShield identity theft solution for individuals, families and small
businesses, announced today that it is providing a variety of free legal
services to any consumer who downloads its relaunched mobile app. The
app also features additional premium products and services available for
LegalShield members who sign up for its legal service plans. The
relaunched app, available on iOS and Android, has more than half a
million downloads since its original release and is available to
download for free.
After downloading the LegalShield app, consumers can immediately take
advantage of the following free features: free legal forms through Forms
by LegalShield where consumers can answer straight-forward questions
and create Buy/Sell Agreements, Freelancer Contracts, Loan Agreements
and Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) to name a few. Additionally,
consumers can seek free answers to commonly asked legal questions in the
app’s Ask a Legal Question section powered by LegalShield’s A.I.
Consumers can also join the LegalShield community as members directly
through the app for under $20.00 per month, and access key premium
features. All of the LegalShield features will change the way that
consumers in North America access legal assistance:
Snap a speeding ticket: In the event a member receives a
speeding ticket, they can snap a photo of the ticket from their
smartphone and send the image directly to their law firm for handling.
Prepare your Will: Designed with the modern smartphone consumer
in mind, the LegalShield app allows members to begin the process of
creating a Will on their phone by completing a questionnaire, then
sending it directly to their law firm so it can be reviewed and the
Will prepared by one of the firm’s lawyers.
Call your law firm: Members can take advantage of one-touch
dialing to reach their law firm, as well as emergency access 24/7 if
in the presence of law enforcement.
“The LegalShield app underwent a significant overhaul to align closely
with the company’s other advanced technologies, and to accommodate
changing consumer preferences,” explained LegalShield’s Product Manager
Oscar Garza. “The consumer interface was redesigned for a clean, modern
look, and we benchmarked the app against leading-edge consumer brands
including Spotify, Pandora and Dropbox. We studied several companies we
felt, had mastered the freemium model and that stood out as the best in
class for seamless desktop to mobile application. Switching to this
model allows us to open our services to more consumers, who will quickly
see the benefit in joining LegalShield to take advantage of affordable
and all too often necessary legal solutions.”
Consumers who are not signed up for a LegalShield or IDShield plan can
easily access answers to commonly asked legal questions. Consumers can
also access necessary legal forms and documents.
“The new and improved LegalShield app should be on every smartphone’s
short list of ‘must-have’ apps, regardless of age, as there is simply no
reason to go through life without the protection of a lawyer in the palm
of your hand,” affirms LegalShield CEO Jeff Bell. “It’s a common
misconception that ‘legal issues’ mean you’re getting sued. But in fact,
getting pulled over for a speeding ticket or arguing with your landlord
over a rental agreement are all common consumer issues that often
require the assistance of a lawyer. We hear too many horror stories
about people who are robbed of the justice they deserve—all because they
couldn’t afford legal help. LegalShield changes all that.”
“Through the app, LegalShield removes common roadblocks for consumers
and provides easy and simple access to affordable justice for everyone,”
Dave Coffey, Chief Digital Officer, added. “We believe that every
consumer should experience the peace of mind of having a law firm on
their side for all of life’s uncertainties. We have found that the best
way to drive mass consumer adoption is to develop innovative
technologies that deliver access to essential legal services. Adopting a
monthly subscription model allows users to pay a low fee for a premium
product that absolutely can improve the quality of their lives.”
A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal
protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of
legal safeguards and protection against identity theft solutions for
individuals, families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company has
more than 1,700,000 members, including individuals, families and
businesses, that are covered by its legal and identity theft plans.
IDShield provides identity theft protection to one million individuals.
LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. Both legal
and identity theft plans start as low as $20 per month.
LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of
22 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning,
financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate,
benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or
do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50
states and 4 provinces in Canada that members can call for help without
having to worry about high hourly rates.
IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services and is
the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of licensed
private investigators on call to restore a member’s identity.
For more information, call press and corporate relations at 580-436-1234.