WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2011) —
In an effort to expand the resources available
to help small businesses, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has partnered with Rocket Lawyer to offer legal services to NFIB members at an exclusive discounted rate. The comprehensive online resources offered through Rocket Lawyer will help small businesses have greater access to the legal help they need, in a more affordable, accessible way.
Small-business owners use lawyers for everything from estate planning to dealing with workplace issues to contracts and lease agreements. In fact, according to an NFIB Poll conducted by Gallup, 65 percent of small employers sought advice or other assistance from a lawyer over the course of one year. However, retaining and utilizing an attorney can be an expensive prospect for small businesses, especially in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
Responding to this need, NFIB has partnered with Rocket Lawyer to give its members access to the most complete legal service online, including a comprehensive set of legal documents and resources. Online access to these resources allows small businesses to research and easily store all the necessary documents they may need for their business, and even set reminders to meet filing deadlines.
So many small businesses are out of compliance when it comes to their legal documentation – and often they may not know it. With a membership, they can learn their personalized Legal Health Score™, which summarizes the legal compliance of their business, helping to give additional guidance on laws and compliance issues they may be unaware of.
"We know this partnership with NFIB will be a great resource for their members. Having access to affordable legal services is a core requirement for every successful business, and we know our services will give them the tools they need to make the law a competitive advantage, instead of a liability to their business,” said Charley Moore, founder and chairman of Rocket Lawyer. "We want to empower business owners to keep their businesses legally healthy through every stage of their company's lifespan."
Through the partnership, NFIB members can access NFIB Easy Legal Plans at an exclusive discount. With a membership, small-business owners can create unlimited business legal documents, including business contracts, employment agreements, meeting minutes and more. Rocket Lawyer has a network with thousands of attorneys nationwide who can also provide document reviews and legal counsel when needed.
"Running a business is hard enough, accessing and affording legal help shouldn’t make it harder. We know how important and difficult it is for small businesses to comply with complicated rules and regulations, and we believe this partnership with Rocket Lawyer will be a valuable resource to our members," said Mark Garzone, NFIB senior vice president of marketing. "Small businesses want one place to go for legal information at an affordable cost – and we are confident NFIB Easy Legal Plans will do just that."
NFIB members can visit www.NFIB.com/EasyPlans today to sign up for a free trial of NFIB Easy Legal Plans.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business organization, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 states. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.
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