How LegalShield Works

For the last 48 years we’ve worked to build long-standing partnerships with high-quality law firms across North America. Today our network includes 900+ lawyers, with an average of 22 years experience, with lawyers in both Canada and the United States. We’ve found the best of the best already so you don’t have to do the work of shopping around.

Why millions of people searching for a lawyer have turned to LegalShield instead

Over 4.4 million people have forgone the traditional method of hiring a lawyer for a smarter, more affordable way to get all the legal assistance they need.

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Hire a lawyer on your own.

  • Pay fees based on a flat retainer that you may not use, or even need
  • Need to find a different lawyer for each legal issue based on expertise and experience
  • Spend hours researching lawyers online and still be unsure of quality
  • Pay hourly rates often averaging between $150-$400
  • Pay extra for additional advice and consults
  • Wait days for a return call (or even weeks)
  • Pay higher rates for off-hours and emergency situations
  • Pay even more for document reviews and ticket disputes
  • Resolves one issue but you remain unprotected in any future legal situations
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Get legal help with LegalShield.

  • Work with an experienced lawyer, our network averages 22 years of experience
  • Speak with a lawyer and get legal advice about anything.
  • Consultation on an unlimited number of issues is included
  • Protect your family and/or your business with one service
  • Get access to a law firm in your province
  • Connect immediately with 24/7 access for emergency situations*
  • Upload tickets and other documents for review in the LegalShield app
  • Continued protection for whatever legal matters come your way
  • Lawyers motivated to help you

Your legal issues covered today and in the future

When you become a member, you gain access to an entire law firm in your province. From there, you’re matched with a qualified lawyer to handle your immediate legal needs. As a member, you can contact your local law firm for an unlimited number of legal matters, ensuring that no matter your question, you’ll get answers today and have legal protection there for your tomorrow.

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A monthly plan that offers you more

When you become a LegalShield member, you’ll not only get answers to your most pressing legal issues, but you’ll be able to access all the additional benefits a monthly plan has to offer. Feel empowered proactively protecting your future and gain peace of mind knowing your provider firm is there for you for any legal matters that may happen down the road.

Pick your legal plan

Whether you’re looking for legal help for you and your family, your small business, or you’re starting a business, LegalShield has a plan to fit your needs.

Individuals & Families

This monthly plan offers coverage for you and your family. Get help with immediate legal matters plus added security for whatever happens down the road. When you become a member, your provider firm can offer:


  • Unlimited advice & consultations
  • Help drafting Last Will & Testament
  • Help resolving financial disputes
  • Calls & letters on your behalf
  • Legal document reviews
  • Help reducing fines on auto tickets
  • Continued legal protection
  • And so much more

Small Business

Empower your company’s growth and sense of security with the Small Business Plan. Get the help you need to navigate through the many legal issues that come with running a business. When you become a member, your provider firm can offer:


  • Unlimited advice & consultations
  • Help drafting Last Will & Testament
  • Help resolving financial disputes
  • Calls & letters on your behalf
  • Legal document reviews
  • Help reducing fines on auto tickets
  • Continued legal protection
  • And so much more

asked questions



Does my membership cover Wills?

Yes, your membership covers Wills for you and your family.

What is LegalShield?

LegalShield has been providing legal service plans to North American families for over 40 years. Our customers can access legal counsel and advice from qualified lawyers simply by calling a toll-free number. Many other benefits are included, but even at the most basic level our plans allow you to have peace of mind.

What law firm will provide my legal services?

LegalShield has arranged for you to have access to an accomplished law firm available to handle your legal needs. Law firms have been screened, are monitored daily, and are ready to handle your legal matters with the care and concern you deserve.

What is covered under my LegalShield plan?

Access a variety of legal services including: advice on unlimited issues, lawyer letters or calls made on your behalf, contract and document review (up to 15 pages each) and more. Review a plan contract for complete terms, coverage, amounts, conditions and exclusions.

Does my membership cover uncontested divorce?

Yes, we cover uncontested divorce.

Does it cost more to add my spouse or dependants?

No. Your spouse and eligible dependants are covered under your family membership.

Who is covered under my LegalShield legal plan family membership?

The following are covered:

  • The member
  • The member’s spouse or partner
  • Never-married dependant children of the member or member’s spouse who are under 26 and living at home
  • Children under age 18 for whom the member or member’s spouse is the legal guardian
  • Full-time never-married students under 26 years old if the student is a dependant of the member or member’s spouse
  • Any dependant child, regardless of age, who is incapable of sustaining employment because of mental or physical disability and who is chiefly dependant on the member or member’s spouse for support.

Note: Trial Defence, where available, provides benefits for the member and/or the member’s spouse only. Be sure to check the specific contract in your province.

What level of contact will I have with my lawyer if I’m a LegalShield member?

It depends on your legal matter/situation. When you contact your Provider Law Firm, explain your legal situation and they will have a lawyer call you. Once you speak directly with your lawyer, he/she will be able to determine what legal assistance is needed for your specific situation.

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