ADA, Okla., Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LegalShield, one of North America's leading providers of affordable legal plans for individuals, families and small businesses, announced today that it will now offer Spanish-language legal plans to serve the more than 58 million Latinos in the U.S.
Through its new provider network of law firms throughout the United States, LegalShield en Español taps into the largest network of Latino and Spanish-speaking lawyers in the country, providing members with all of the same benefits and services as the personal legal plan. Prices start at $24.95.
For a low monthly cost, members get access to the largest network of Latino and Spanish-speaking lawyers in the country. LegalShield en Español members can speak with their law firm to obtain legal advice and consultation, have letters and phone calls completed on their behalf, contract and document review, traffic assistance, Wills and Power of Attorney, among other services. Details can be found at www.legalshield.com/es.
To leverage the investment in technology, LegalShield's acclaimed mobile app and websites have been translated to Spanish as well as a team of bilingual member service representatives to support LegalShield en Español members. The mobile app is available in both iOS and Android.
"Affordable access to justice should not be limited only to English-speakers who can afford expensive lawyers, and it's clear that the U.S. Latino population has been tragically underserved within the U.S. justice system, " said Jeff Bell, Chief Executive Officer, LegalShield. "According to the American Bar Association, only five percent of lawyers in the U.S. are Latino and with limited Spanish language-access services in courtrooms, this puts a disproportionate population of residents at a disadvantage in obtaining legal protection. Our goal is to bring accessible and affordable legal services to millions of Latinos throughout the country, using technology to close the justice gap."
"By signing up for the LegalShield en Español plan, members can feel secure in obtaining crucial legal protection from life's uncertainties. For many Latinos, it's crucial to turn to someone who not only speaks the language but understands the culture, " said Eduardo Casas, LegalShield en Español product lead. "Through the LegalShield en Español Provider Law Firm network, individuals and families can speak with experienced Spanish-speaking lawyers for everything from traffic tickets to will preparation, as well as emergency legal access when being detained by law enforcement."
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 for individuals, families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company has more than 1,753,000 members 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 for less than $25 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 four 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.