Where to Get Legal Help When You Can't Afford a Lawyer

Presentation by Jake Meola, Jake of All Trades
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Have you ever googled something that you probably should have asked a lawyer about but didn't because you don’t want to pay a couple of hundred dollars an hour just to ask a single question?

If you've gotten in a situation where you get a ticket from an officer how do you handle the situation so you can reduce the consequences?

Have you ever had a contract or a lease that you weren't quite sure if you wanted to sign yet? A situation where you would feel more comfortable if somebody with a legal background had reviewed a document?

When you get a new apartment and you want to go over the lease and make sure that there are no hidden fees or unfair clauses, who do you call?

If you are starting a new job and you want to double-check the details before you sign a contract, what do you do?

There are a lot of things that people don't often think about having reviewed because the cost of an attorney is always expensive. When you're in a situation where you haven't been before especially a legal one, it can be very stressful to not know who to contact, where to start, and what your rights are. Having a lawyer in your corner is crucial. That’s why you need LegalShield!

How LegalShield Works?

With some health insurance options, you are provided with a group of doctors and providers who are all on the same network. You pay a monthly fee and you are given access to a group of doctors and hospitals. This is a very similar concept to how LegalShield works.

“When you become a member, you gain access to an entire law firm in your state. From there, you’re matched with a qualified lawyer to handle your immediate legal needs.  As a member, you can contact your local law firm for an unlimited number of legal matters, ensuring that no matter your question, you’ll get answers today and have legal protection there for your tomorrow.”

When you subscribe to LegalShield, you pay the monthly fee and then you have access to an entire army of lawyers to consult with any sort of issue, legally. For $24.95 a month, it can't do everything but it does A LOT!

For a small monthly fee, LegalShield’s Personal Plan includes four key areas of legal protection:

  • Advice and Consultation
    • You can speak with your lawyer on an unlimited number of personal legal issues to get legal advice.
  • Represent you in Court
    • Your provider lawyer can defend you in court and represent you in a variety of other legal proceedings.*
  • Review Documents and Contracts
    • Your membership covers any personal legal documents up to 15 pages in length with no extra or hidden fees.
  • Draft Documents and Contract
    • You get a lawyer drafted Standard Will, Living Will, and Power of Attorney plus yearly updates.

One subscription covers your entire family!

In the grand scheme of things, if you want to have access to that but not always be paying an arm and a leg, this is the foot in the door to be able to consult with lawyers about your issue and find out what the next steps are.

In situations where you are getting pulled over especially in certain demographics, it can be very stressful. With LegalShield, you can tap the app to get a lawyer on the line for you. This way, as soon as an officer comes your way, you can say that you have your lawyer on the line for them to speak with. Your lawyer will communicate with the officer where they can lower or reduce the gravity of the situation.

Knowing that you have a lawyer on your side provides more sense of security and peace of mind which itself is worth the subscription. 

LegalShield pays their lawyers on a retainer so that when you call in, they help set you up with the right lawyer for your situation.

If it is a situation that is a little bit more complicated and not within the regular subscription, they also have their team of lawyers you can consult with and you automatically get a discount to use their services. 

True Client Story

A friend of Jake who is a subscriber of LegalShield shared with him a story about her child who was about 14 years old. 

In one situation, her kid was with a couple of his friends when they got questioned at school by the principal about drug-related cases. The two other boys had to deal with the whole mess. However, the student who is part of the LegalShield did not have to go through the questioning. As taught by his parents and the LegalShield team, he pulled out his LegalShield card informing the principal that he will not speak unless a lawyer is present. The principal let him go back to his class as it was properly conveyed that he was within his rights not to say anything.

Jake Meola
Jake is licensed through LegalShield and he is also an Independent Insurance Agent. Contact Jake Meola here.

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