Overwhelming Majority of Americans Are Concerned, But Don’t Have a Plan to Deal with Personal Legal Issues That Can Occur

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Study: Nearly 70 Percent Experienced Legal Events in The Past Year

The Russell study reveals the depth of concern Americans have for family, financial, home and other legal-related matters that may have a negative impact on their personal and work lives.

Each May 1, Law Day focuses public attention on the justice system and the rights of citizens under the law. Even as communities and organizations prepare to observe Law Day 2009, a new national study is shedding light on the impact that legal matters can have on our daily lives.

According to a newly-released Russell Research study, almost 90 percent of Americans are concerned about one or more personal matters from a legal standpoint. The study reports nearly 70 percent have experienced at least one legal event in the past year and the vast majority – about 75 percent – don’t have a plan to deal with legal issues that can occur.

Ann Cosimano, JD, ARAG® general counsel and American Prepaid Legal Services Institute board member, said, “The Russell study reveals the depth of concern Americans have for family, financial, home and other legal-related matters that may have a negative impact on their personal and work lives.” Cosimano noted that Law Day is an opportunity to focus attention on how law and the legal process are instrumental in protecting the freedoms that Americans enjoy.

ARAG (http://www.ARAGgroup.com), a global leader of legal insurance, has an international premium base of more than $1.79 billion and protects 15 million individuals and their families – worldwide. ARAG offers comprehensive legal plans that provide a smart and trusted path for resolving legal issues. This enables people to protect their families, finances and futures.

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