LegalShield CEO Jeff Bell Challenges The Group Legal Services Industry To Improve Advocacy For Lawyers And Citizens

NEW ORLEANS — 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 that CEO Jeff Bell participated as a panelist in the Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) “State of the Industry” panel, held yesterday at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Highlighting the company’s record-breaking membership growth and sophisticated mobile app technology, Bell continues to challenge the legal industry’s conventional wisdom. He urged the GLSA to improve and expand advocacy efforts to more lawyers to educate them on the benefits of legal plans to protect all citizens in North America.

“LegalShield puts the power of a law firm in the palm of every member’s hand but we actually go even further than that – we put the power of a law firm in every citizen’s hand. The days of getting as much justice as you can afford to purchase are over,” Bell said. “Ignorance and lack of trust is not bliss, and it is not living free under the law. Lawyers and citizens must work together to win. Our model allows lawyers to do what they do best: to practice law and not worry about marketing or billing hours.”

“WebMD did not get rid of doctors, and LegalShield did not get rid of lawyers. What WebMD did was help empower and educate patients before going to the doctor. ‘Do it for me’ is the new do-it-yourself. We believe every citizen should have access to consult a lawyer about any legal issue,” Bell affirmed.

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The panel was moderated by Stephen Ginsburg of Unifor Legal Services, and participants included Jean Clauson of ARAG, Houston-based attorney Gerald “Pat” Monks, Sally Robertson of LegalZoom and Ingrid Tolentiono of Hyatt Legal Plans.

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