NASE Benefit Details

Legal Club Business Plan

Access to a national network of attorneys in every field of law at either no cost or reduced rates.

Legal Club of America is a discount legal referral service with a nationwide network of plan attorneys who provide free and discounted legal care. The rising costs of health insurance and the overall running of a business has made it very difficult for business owners to make ends meet. Legal Club can help alleviate some of that financial pressure.

Benefit Features

When you become a Legal Club member, your business becomes a corporate member of Legal Club's Small Business Plan. The plan is designated for use by the business only.

Free Legal Services*

  • Initial phone consultations during business hours for new legal matters.
  • Attorney will review as many as 5 independent documents each quarter. These include business documents, contracts, signed or unsigned, up to 10 pages each.
  • Initial telephone calls made on behalf of your business if deemed appropriate by your plan attorney (two per month). Follow up calls are made at the guaranteed low hourly rate.
  • Initial letters written on behalf of your business if deemed appropriate by your plan attorney. Three per month for new subjects; follow up letters are written at the guaranteed low hourly rate.
  • Initial collection letters are limited to 10 per quarter. More than 10, and any follow up letters, are written at the guaranteed low hourly rate or at the contingency fee percentage, depending upon what you and your plan attorney decide.
  • Face-to-face consultation for each new legal matter. Thirty minute time limit per subject matter. Time over the 30 minutes per subject will be at the guaranteed low hourly rate.
  • Registered Agent for your business in the state in which you are incorporated as well as other states where you do business.

*In many states, attorney liability may require plan attorneys to obtain a retainer from the member prior to providing some of the free member benefits. Court costs, filing fees, administrative expenses and time charged for travel to and from any courts are additional.

NOTE: Detailed Legal Services definitions can be found in Section three (3) of the Plan Guidebook.

Guaranteed Low Hourly Rates
Plan attorneys have contracted to charge no more than $125.00 per hour, or 40% off their usual and customary hourly rate, whichever is greater, for legal care that goes beyond the free and discounted services described above. In most cases, the attorneys will be able to estimate the amount of hours any given case may consume prior to beginning work on the case.

Retainers
In the case of extended legal care, plan attorneys may ask you for a retainer. Any retainer sought will be computed by multiplying the number of hours a plan attorney believes a case will take, by the appropriate discounted hourly plan rate. For instance, 10 hours x $125.00 = a retainer of $1,250. Any unused portion of the retainer will be returned to the member.

Contingency Fee Discounts
Attorneys often work on a contingency fee basis on such cases as personal injury and collections. This fee is usually expressed as a percentage of the amount collected or awarded. In collection matters, your attorney will accept 18% if the case is settled before formal court proceedings begin. After proceedings begin, the fee is 27%. On all other contingency matters there is a 10% discount on the lower of either the state maximum or the attorney’s standard rate.

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The benefits explained herein are offered at the sole discretion of the association and may vary by availability, vendor and state of residence of the member. Vendors reserve the right to withdraw or change their offers without notice. The association makes no affirmation of fact or promise relating to the goods and services, and specifically disclaims any warranty, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability of the goods and services reflected. To be entitled to the association benefits, you must be a member in good standing and dues must be paid current.