OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and the IDShield identity theft solution for individuals, families and small businesses, has begun its annual LevelUp Convention at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. This year’s five-day event began on March 8 and brings together LegalShield’s experienced, new and aspiring Independent Sales Associates from all 50 states and Canada. They have come together to hear from motivating speakers who share their expertise in owning and running a business, and in marketing for maximum success. Attendees will also get highly specialized professional development training and benefit from networking opportunities.
The lineup of speakers includes Mike Turpen, a former Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma, Michael Hunter, the current state Attorney General and John Doak, the current Insurance Commissioner of Oklahoma. The three men spoke passionately about their work in public service, which was met with tremendous applause.
Turpen, who served as the state Attorney General from 1983 – 1987, is co-host of the long running, Emmy award winning television show, Flash Point. He presently practices law in Oklahoma City with the firm, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison and Lewis, and is sought after nationally as a public speaker.
“Public service levels the playing field and balances the field of justice,” noted Turpen.
Doak was sworn into office in 2011 as the 12th Insurance Commissioner of Oklahoma. Under Commissioner Doak's leadership, the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) has been transformed into a proactive consumer-oriented governmental body that is physically present to provide consumer assistance to those who have been impacted by catastrophic events such as tornadoes, wildfires, and earthquakes. Commissioner Doak has received significant support from Oklahoma media by airing public service announcements that educate Oklahomans about their insurance coverage and services offered through the Oklahoma Insurance Department.
“We thank you for everything you’re doing for consumers, you’re doing a great job,” said Doak. “I hope that some of you will consider a career in public service as an elected official. We need more of you.”
Hunter, the former Oklahoma Secretary of State and first assistant attorney general, was appointed to the position of attorney general in February 2017. He worked as chief legal advisor for the former administration, overseeing a staff of more than 200 lawyers, law enforcement agents and staff.
“Access to good legal counsel is invaluable,” he said. “You’re giving people peace of mind. Very few people have that opportunity.”
“We’re proud to call these gentlemen friends and supporters of LegalShield,” said Jeff Bell, CEO of LegalShield. “Making a living while making a difference, and being a servant leader, is one of the company’s core values.”
LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families and small businesses. The company also offers one of the industry’s most affordable and comprehensive identity theft plans, IDShield. LegalShield plans provide protection to more than 4.2 million individuals, and IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services to more than one million individuals across North America. In addition, LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses.
For as low as $20 per month, LegalShield members get access to attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.