Equal Access America is a campaign dedicated to exposing Americans to the benefits of legal coverage. Whether we realize it or not, legal agreements hold our lives together. We can be bound to our lease or mortgage, contracts, etc. But what measures do we take to ensure that there are no lapses in these agreements? We know it is vital for us to protect our health and homes with insurance. However, we seldom think about what can protect us from the legal issues that are a part of our daily lives. In fact, 57 million full-time working Americans experienced at least one significant legal event in the past 12 months*. Statistics show that a majority of the 57 million full-time working Americans did not have access to legal assistance*. We can only imagine what financial setbacks, injustice and inconveniences these Americans might have faced.

We at Equal Access America (EAA) understand firsthand how important quality legal coverage is. The creators of this campaign, decided to get covered and benefited greatly from a lawyer providing expedient counsel and advocating on their behalf. Then it dawned on us, how many people are left vulnerable because they lack legal coverage? How many people have been victims of unethical business practices? How many people have signed a document without being well informed? How many families have been financially burdened with funeral costs because their loved one did not have a will? The list of liabilities goes on. Alarmingly, we found that 90% of Americans don’t have any legal insurance or legal protection*. Equal Access America is determined to change that by partnering with an affordable legal coverage provider. Our mission is to create awareness and provide access to legal coverage. We firmly believe that everybody deserves legal coverage.

Equal Access America provides an opportunity for quality and affordability because of our partner organization. We partner with the reputable Legal Shield. Legal Shield has been providing legal coverage to North America since 1972; it now serves 1.4 million families in 49 states and 4 Canadian providences. Legal Shield also provides affordable identity theft protection. They employ a dedicated attorney network of 6,900 attorneys with an average of 19 years experience. Legal Shield pays the attorneys in advance so they are obligated to give you expedient and quality council. All of the attorneys working with Legal Shield must be in good standing with their state’s bar association and align to Legal Shield’s expectation of quality member service. In addition, Legal Shield collaborates with the top Identity Theft agency, Kroll Identity Theft Solutions to give members the optimum identity theft protection.

Legal Shield partners with expert law firms in each participating state and province . Members can call their specified law firm and ask a lawyer any of their legal concerns. Legal Shield lawyers throughout North America receive a combined total of approximately 40,000 calls every week. With Legal Shield, you will always have an attorney in your corner. For a small monthly fee starting at just 20 dollars a month, you, your family or your small business can receive quality legal access without the traditional legal fees. The beauty of Legal Shield is that members have access to any attorney they need; whether it is a tax attorney, divorce attorney, etc. Wealthy Americans are able to handle their legal matters with a retainer attorney. Legal Shield gives you the same opportunity to have access to a lawyer for as long as you are a member, in addition to having that lawyer be from any area of law you need, saving you thousands of dollars. Members have access to legal services for the following primary areas of their lives: Family Matters, Estate, Financial, Auto and Home.

Legal Shied provides Identity Theft Services as well. The Identity Theft protection plan offers you continuous monitoring and email activity alerts. A dedicated Licensed Investigator at Kroll will perform comprehensive ID restoration services on your behalf using access to a variety of private resources obtainable through the credentials held by Kroll.

Since we are firsthand beneficiaries of legal coverage, we at Equal Access America truly want to expose as many people to the same opportunity . We want to see every American be assured in knowing that their family is protected, their future is secure and they are saving money. We hope that you join us.

*Data found in the 2012 Legal Needs Study conducted by Decision Analyst Inc.