ADA, Okla.--(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, announced today that David Coffey, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, will speak at the legal innovation community Evolve Law’s Summit on April 4th, 2017 at the new Galvanize campus in New York City’s SoHo.
The Evolve Law Summit is an invitation-only one day event intended to facilitate partnerships and growth in the legal technology industry. Thirty innovative companies are confirmed for meetings and demonstrations with investors and strategic partners.
LegalShield’s Coffey will speak on the panel about strategic partnerships, moderated by Michael Frankel, Managing Director, Deloitte New-venture Accelerator (DNA), alongside Carlos Gamez, Thomson Reuters; Dean Sonderegger, Wolters Kluwer; and Bill O’Boyle, NorthState Consulting, which sponsors the event.
“At LegalShield, we value partnerships in the legal tech space as a strong driver of growth,” said Coffey. “We seek partnerships that will keep LegalShield moving forward at the speed of light while harnessing the creativity of start-ups into our own offerings. We are looking forward to meeting like-minded companies as well as legal-tech innovators.”
"It's no secret that finding investors who understand and appreciate the legal space is difficult. This creates a self-perpetuating cycle where legal tech startups can't get the funding they need to prove that legal tech can be successful," explained Alma Asay, Evolve Law member and CEO of case management software company Allegory. "Evolve Law's Summit will create realistic opportunities for both funding from investors actually interested in legal and partnerships with well-established companies able to share resources that give startups the leg-up they need."
The summit will also include a panel about venture capital and angel investment, before moving on to meetings among investors and thirty innovator attendees.
LegalShield is one of the 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.
About Evolve Law
Evolve Law is a legal industry community innovators. It was founded in 2015 by Mary Juetten, CEO of Traklight and Jules Miller, investor at LunaCap Ventures. Evolve Law is a community of 100+ software entrepreneurs and early adopters dedicated to being a catalyst for the accelerated adoption of technology and innovation in the legal industry. Members include early stage innovators (Alt Legal, Allegory, Casetext), larger tech companies (Avvo, Clio, LegalShield), law firms (DWT, Dentons NextLaw Labs), and legal service providers (Thomson Reuters, Wolters Kluwer).
For more information, please visit www.evolvelawnow.com.