LegalShield Brings Together Its Provider Law Firms for First Annual Elevate Law Conference; Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary in San Diego

ADA, Okla., Jun 30, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable
legal plans and identity theft solutions for individuals, families and
small businesses, announced that it will hold its first Elevate Law
Conference from July 6-8, 2017, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San
Diego, California. The three-day event—to be held annually—kicks off the
west coast celebration of the company’s 45
year of
business. Lawyers from LegalShield’s panel of provider law firms and
attorney network in all 50 states and Canada will come together for
continuing legal education, and to network and engage with renowned
legal experts who are passionate about eliminating the justice gap.

“Elevate will truly be a legal event like no other. It’s designed to
help lawyers gain knowledge, inspiration and insight from fellow lawyers
and LegalShield leaders—all of whom are passionate about increasing
access to justice in North America,” said Keri Norris, LegalShield’s
Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Legal Officer.
“This conference is for the modern lawyer who wants to learn more about
the latest technology and issues in the legal industry, and how they can
turn to LegalShield to expand their legal work through referrals.”

“LegalShield provides the most unique network of attorneys ever
assembled. Without question, my work over the last 30 years as one of
its provider lawyers is the proudest thing I’ve done in my life,” said
Michael C. Turpen, a former Oklahoma Attorney General and a partner at
Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, in Oklahoma City. “We are a
quality-conscious, service-oriented law firm. The call to public service
is at the core of our ethos. We are proud to support LegalShield and the
company’s dedication to providing affordable access to justice for all,”
he continued.

“In our firm’s 45-year history, our partnership with LegalShield is one
of the most important decisions we’ve ever made, and one that I would
highly recommend to other law firms,” said Wayne Hassay, a Managing
Partner at Maguire & Schneider, based in Columbus, Ohio. “Referrals are
a very significant percentage of our overall business, and we are
appreciative of that. But most importantly, LegalShield is leading the
way for companies to use technology to remove the barriers to affordable
legal services. It connects clients directly to lawyers with an
expertise in various areas. This allows us to provide clients with the
legal assistance they need—and to focus solely on practicing law without
charging astronomical rates.”

Hassay will join LegalShield Chief Commercial Officer James Rosseau in a
presentation on Friday, July 7 that focuses on technology and the future
of the practice of law.

Elevate’s continuing legal education sessions focus on timely, relevant
topics that are disrupting the industry, including cyber security and
identity theft, estate planning and living trusts, and bullying and
student-on-student harassment.

Scott Howard, a partner at Kivel & Howard in Portland, Oregon, will
speak at a session on Saturday, July 8, that covers estate planning and
tax issues for all U.S. states.

“LegalShield provides middle-class Americans with access to legal
services for everyday items, as well as significant ones – which
includes estate planning,” says Howard. “Our focus should be
capitalizing on software and technology to facilitate creating a will,
and using whatever means necessary to make it easier for clients to
submit their information to their lawyer.”

Chris Bliss, a performer renowned for his juggling acts, will be the
keynote speaker on July 7. Bliss recently founded The Bill of Rights
Monument Project, whose mission is to raise awareness of the freedoms
and principles in the Bill of Rights through the installation of
monuments in civic spaces across the United States, beginning with all
50 state capitols.

LegalShield prides itself on maintaining a startup culture and
mentality, and it designed the Elevate agenda to focus on issues that
are most relevant to lawyers today. Topics include how technology is
affecting the practice of law, advising startups, cybersecurity and
identity theft, and ethical implications for lawyers managing their
online brand. Service and information providers including Kroll,
Foxwordy, Digitory Legal, and 1 Law will showcase their offerings at The
Tech Show, a product exhibition that is specifically geared toward the
legal industry.

About LegalShield

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
protects more than 1,647,000 individual, families and businesses through
its legal plans, while IDShield provides identity protection to one
million individuals. In addition, 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
19 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.

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