South Carolina Supreme Court Approves LegalZoom Business Model

Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:00am EDT

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GLENDALE, Calif., April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The South Carolina Supreme Court reviewed LegalZoom.com, Inc.'s business practices and, in an order issued on March 11, 2014, found that LegalZoom does not engage in the unauthorized practice of law, ensuring South Carolina residents the continued ability to access LegalZoom's services.

"We are pleased that the South Carolina Supreme Court has approved LegalZoom's business model allowing access to online legal documents," said Ken Friedman, Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs at LegalZoom. "As with many state bars, when a record is made about LegalZoom's products and services, the result is that our fundamental business model is found to be legally sound."

"Everyone deserves access to the civil justice system. We look forward to continuing to serve our many customers in the State of South Carolina," added Friedman. "Whether our customers want one of the products reviewed by the Supreme Court, such as documents related to business formation, estate planning documents, or real estate leases, or they want the help of licensed South Carolina attorneys associated with LegalZoom's legal plans, LegalZoom will continue its business practices in South Carolina and all 50 states in which LegalZoom operates." The announcement follows the resolution of the lawsuit of T. Travis Medlock v. LegalZoom.com, Inc.

About LegalZoom.com

LegalZoom is the nation's leading provider of personalized, affordable online legal solutions for families and small businesses. Founded more than 12 years ago by attorneys with experience at some of the top law firms in the country, LegalZoom has helped over two million Americans become protected with binding legal documents. Although LegalZoom is not a law firm, it can help people access an attorney through its legal plans. The company has offices in Austin, Glendale, and Mountain View. For more information, visit www.legalzoom.com.

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