The Pre-Paid Legal Story: The Story of One Man, His Company, and Its Mission to Provide Affordable Legal Protection for Everyone

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Prima Pub., 2000 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
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It began by accident. In 1969 Harland Stonecipher came face-to-face with the high price of justice when a car accident he was involved in found its way into the courts. Even though the accident was not his fault, the staggering costs of legal protection nearly destroyed him financially. This traumatic experience planted the seeds of a vision that would eventually become Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc., the company that is revolutionizing justice in America by giving average citizens access to top lawyers for as little as $15 a month. Inside, discover the dramatic story of Pre-Paid Legal and its army of enthusiastic associates who together make legal protection not just a privilege for the few, but a right for all.

About the Authors

Harland C. Stonecipher is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. He lives in Ada, Oklahoma.

James W. Robinson, the author of the bestselling The Excel Phenomenon and Empire of Freedom, is senior adviser to the United States Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Los Angeles.

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I have a new understanding how my company got started. Starting in one State and then going from State to State to have our product regulated. And then brought it to Canada. Many would have given up ... Read full review


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James W. Robinson, author of Better Speeches in Ten Simple Steps, Doing Business in Vietnam, and After the Revolution (all from Prima), is a veteran speechwriter and political communicator who has worked for some of America's top business leaders and elected officials, including Ronald Reagan, former California governor George Deukmejian, and California attorney general Dan Lungren. From 1987 to 1993 he served as the trade representative for the governor of California and later as the state?s world trade commissioner. His accomplishments include overseeing the establishment of California?s five foreign trade and investment offices, including its Asian offices located in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Mr. Robinson is currently the vice president of public affairs for the American Trucking Association

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