OKLAHOMA CITY–(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 has grown its membership base to 1,625,792 members, adding more than 500,000 new memberships in 2016.
LegalShield’s annual LevelUp Convention is currently being held at Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. This year’s five-day event began on March 8 and brings together LegalShield’s experienced, new and aspiring Independent Sales Associates from all 50 states and Canada. They have come together to hear from motivating speakers who share their expertise in owning and running a business, and in marketing for maximum success. Attendees will also get highly specialized professional development training and benefit from networking opportunities.
“I’m so proud of our entire LegalShield family,” said Jeff Bell, CEO of LegalShield. “Every day, we work to protect and empower more than 4.1 million lives, and that number continues to grow daily. As we progress through 2017, we anticipate more and more all time high records to be achieved.”
According to a recent study by the American Bar Association, there is a growing need for low-cost (and on-demand) legal services. The study found that more than 80 percent of low-income Americans are unable to receive the legal help they need due to cost barriers. The current average hourly attorney fees now range from $200 to $520.