Perspectives

Perspectives

LegalZoom offers affordable, high-quality legal document services and other business solutions.  Despite the efforts of a few, isolated members of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina consumers, like consumers from all fifty states, continue to have the option to choose LegalZoom.  LegalZoom furthers the well-established right to represent oneself and will continue to fight for the public’s right to represent themselves and to accomplish their legal goals using self-help services.

We believe that the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s recently issued opinion regarding online legal document preparation does a disservice to both consumers and lawyers.  Disturbingly, the Committee issued an opinion alleging illegal activity without complying with the most basic rules of due process.  Predictably, many of the factual assumptions underlying the Opinion are inaccurate; the Opinion cites inapplicable case law; and the analysis ignores case law affirming the right of individuals to represent themselves in their own legal matters. 

On the cover of the September 2010 issue of California Lawyer Magazine, the following headline appears in bold red type beneath a picture of the LegalZoom founders: “Will These Guys Put You Out of Business?”  LegalZoom’s answer is the same as it has always been – No.