On the outside of the Supreme Court it reads “Liberty and Justice for All” It is unfortunate, however, that justice is often only available to those who can afford it A recent study shows that working Americans and their families face a myriad of legal issues on almost a daily basis, but only about 60% actually sought out the services of a lawyer to help them. The study showed that Americans forgo or avoid help because of cost, access and trust issues. Dr. Vernon Allwood and Mr. Alistair Edwards discuss how the Legal Shield program can provide low cost affordable legal services to the average family.
In addition, there will be discussion on the fact that identity theft is now becoming the number one crime in America. The focus will be on the importance of having identity theft protection, particularly since Georgia leads the nation in identity theft crimes.
We will also make comments on how Human Resource Departments are using the Legal Shield, Identity Theft program to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and decrease employee stress.
Dr. Allwood received his Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, and his Ph.D in counseling education from Fordham University in New York. He served as a mathematics and science teacher in the New York City Public Schools for more than ten years. After receiving his advanced degrees, Dr. Allwood served as the Director of Counseling at John Jay College in New York, Associate Director of Counseling at Morehouse College and as the Director of Community Relations and Special Projects at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
He has extensive experience in the development of mentoring programs and is a founding board member of the International Mentoring Association. While at Morehouse College, he developed the Morehouse Mentoring Program where college students served as role models and mentors for elementary school children. This program acquired national recognition by receiving the Thousand Points of Light Award from President Clinton.
While at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Allwood developed several initiatives to increase the numbers of African American students in the educational pipeline for careers in biomedical science and the health professions. One of the highlights of his career was the development of the Benjamin Carson Science Academy and the establishment of the Carson Scholars Program in Atlanta. His research interests include the development of models for the reduction of violence and antisocial behavior among inner city youth.
Dr. Allwood also has been engaged as an educational consultant for charter schools and the National Health Museum where he helped to develop standardized test taking skills for minority students and women. He recently joined Legal Shield as an Independent Associate where he is actively engaged in helping families to gain access to the legal system, as well as have adequate legal representation to protect them from identity theft.
You can reach Dr. Allwood via email.
Mr. Edwards serves as Vice President of Group Marketing at LegalShield. He specializes in helping Businesses & Gov’t.Offices to improve their bottom line, by helping to decrease employee absenteeism rates. This is attained, through providing much needed Identity Theft Restoration and Employee/Business Legal Plans.
Today, all across the U.S. & Canada, employees are suffering from various “pressures of life.” Whether it’s being an Identity Theft victim, having garnishments, hassles by creditors, child support/child custody issues, traffic violations, forclosures,bankruptcies, life/auto/home/medical insurance issues, etc., these issues can cause employees to miss valuable time at work – which adversely affects their paychecks. These issues can also cause your business to suffer, or even close, due to absenteism or low productivity.
As a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, Alistair’s goal is to educate business owners and their employees on the growing problem of Identity theft, every 4 seconds someone becomes a victim of identity theft. What we see on tv with all the catchy tunes and women speaking like men men speaking like women only covers the financial aspect of Identity theft and that is only 26% of all Identity theft, there is so much more, 5 areas in all.
Legal Shield is also Certified in Group sales and Small Business Legal Programs. They help small business with benefit packages that create better employee relations and retention, at no cost to the company! In this litigious society that we live in it is paramount that small businesses protect themselves and have legal guidance. We specialize in individual as well as small business plans with affordable rates.
You can contact Mr. Edwards via email.