June 01, 2015

Preventive Medicine: Legal Plans Change How Clients See Lawyers

Keri Coleman Norris and Vinay Jain

For most people, working with a lawyer is like going to the emergency room. It’s expensive, intimidating, and something they do only when left with no other choice. Nearly three out of four Americans say they dread the thought of calling a lawyer, according to a 2012 study commissioned by LegalShield. The same study found that seven million full-time working Americans experienced at least one significant legal event in the prior 12 months, but only 60 percent of them actually sought out a lawyer’s services.

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