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Trying to provide legal protection for all

PRESCOTT--Everyone is entitled to legal protection, but the question is can everyone afford it?

The answer, more often than not, is no.

Dee Lynn Lucas is determined to change that for people in this area.

The Prescott woman recently became a carrier for Legal Shield, a nationwide chain which services 49 states and four Canadian provinces, and has been in existence for over 40 years.

Lucas said the process in becoming a member is simple. One becomes a member, receives their packet, registers on the member’s website, contacts the provider law firm (which is Wagner, Falconer and Judd, located in Minneapolis), they explain their legal concern and an attorney specializing in that area of law will contact them within eight business hours.

And all of that can cost the client as little as $20 a month.

The two legal plans Lucas said she deals with the most are a legal plan, which entails legal advice, legal document review, uncontested divorce and adoption representation, 24/7 emergency assistance and trial defense; and identity theft plan, which protects the member, spouse and up to eight dependents.

“People use it and understand the value of it,” Lucas said, noting the ID plan has risen in popularity since the Target ID breach.

The other plan Lucas works with is the small business plan, which gives the owner services such as legal consultation on unlimited matters, contract and document review, business law expertise and debt collection assistance, among others.

Lucas explained she became involved with Legal Shield when she and husband Jason were creating a will, as they are the parents of two children.

“The more I used it, I liked their services,” she said. “I then figured why not about sharing the service with others.

“I love it. It helps people by giving them options.”

Since she started in March, Lucas said a common response among potential customers has been of ignorance Legal Shield even existed, then, thankfulness for helping them out in legal need.

“I’m meeting new people every day,” she said. “It’s been such a rewarding experience for me.”

For more information, visit or call Lucas at (952) 237-9278.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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