Affordability, accessibility, and convenience are the hallmarks of consumer-centric services of the 21st Century. The legal profession is no exception. To be seen as relevant to consumers, the profession must become client-focused, finding new ways to meet the needs of the public.
Exploring preventative lawyering practices and adopting legal expense insurance mechanisms provide the public with clarity about and assistance with their legal needs at an affordable cost. Similar to health insurance, legal insurance plans give consumers flexibility to purchase coverage for legal fees and choose a trusted attorney within the plan’s designated network to handle legal matters.
Will the legal profession follow in the footsteps of the medical profession? If legal insurance can make legal services more affordable to everyone, maybe it will also bridge the access to justice gap.