COMPARE ATTORNEYS ON RETAINER AGAINST OTHER LEGAL PLANS
The LegalShield Basic Plan provides 60 hours of attorney time for the first year of membership. This plan may sound good at first, but Legal Shield knows what all attorneys know; it is very unlikely your case will ever make it to trial. That’s because 97 percent of federal cases and 94 percent of state cases end in plea bargains. So, you will most likely never use this. The basic LegalShield plan does not include a lot of areas without paying for additional coverage. To get full coverage LegalShield could end up costing much more than the Basic Plan.
With LegalZoom, you pay a monthly fee and have access to legal advice in limited areas of law. They do not provide criminal law advice or represent you in a criminal law case. This is mainly for someone who needs general advice and document reviews, not legal representation.
Rocket Lawyer is mainly a document preparation and review service. They do offer a discount on legal representation if you need it, but are not clear on what that discount will be. These programs usually offer a discount of around 20%. So, if the attorneys normal hourly rate is $400.00 an hour, you could expect about an $80.00 an hour discounted rate, bringing the cost down to $320.00 an hour. With Attorneys on Retainer, you know up front what the hourly rate will be. There are no surprises or restrictions. If it's an area of law we cover, you will be covered!
The cost for the Attorneys On Retainer Program is just $19.95 per month. If you ever need legal representation in any of our covered areas of law, you will pay the discounted rate of just $175.00 per hour or a discounted contingency rate, no matter what your legal matter may be.