Ohio Bar Partners with LegalShield to Expand Access to Services

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Bar Association has launched a partnership with LegalShield to expand access to affordable legal services for all Ohioans.

LegalShield is a prepaid legal services provider with a statewide network of attorneys. For a monthly cost, consumers can become members and gain access to an attorney in their area who can help with legal issues. Members can contact LegalShield and be connected to an attorney within a few hours. 

“There is no better program for consumers to access the law and lawyers than LegalShield,” said Wayne Hassay, managing partner at the law firm of Maguire Schneider Hassay and 20-year LegalShield veteran, in a statement. “It provides what consumers are seeking in the modern world – ease of use, affordability, mobility – while also making certain consumers have by their side a lawyer they know, like and trust.”

As part of the partnership, bar association member attorneys are invited to join the LegalShield network for client referrals. 

“OSBA member attorneys are well-equipped to handle the everyday legal needs of the public as part of the largest network of attorneys in the state who are held to the highest standards in the practice of law and continuing legal education,” said association CEO Mary Amos Augsburger. “This partnership will provide the public with access to some of the most accomplished attorneys in the state for an affordable price, helping us achieve our continuing mission to increase access to justice in Ohio.”

Plans start at $24.95 and cover basic functions such as simple wills, powers of attorney and living wills, representation for basic traffic citations, phone consultations and document review. Outside of the standard benefits, LegalShield members get 25% of an attorney’s standard hourly rates.

More information is available at OhioBar.org/legalshield. Questions can be directed to Doug Donsky at 646 677 1844.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.