|Re: Coho Network Needs Special Help||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: fertilezone (fertilezoneebox.oo.net)|
|Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 23:54:39 -0500|
> Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 09:21:02 +0000 > From: Zev Paiss <zpaiss [at] earthlink.net> > To: cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org > Subject: Coho Network Needs Special Help > > .. Is there an attorney somewhere out there (who) could take a look at our plans for the formation of Chapters of the Network, and assure us we are in compliance? > > Zev Paiss, Executive Director > The Cohousing Network When I read this post back on August 15th, and several similar posts revolving around legal questions, I was considering an innocent suggestion, but after looking into it further, it became a very time consuming ordeal. The publicly traded company, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. has created a legal package that includes, Unlimited Toll-Free Attorney Consulting for less than most people pay for their Internet service. You can presumably speak to a locally assigned attorney / law firm and receive unlimited expert council about any legal matter. However, in order for me to recommend the service they asked me to become a customer service Associate and attend a class. I had limited my input on this list to forwarding useful information; (ie) ideas about Court Ordered Community Service volunteers, special financial help for atypical institutions, subsidies exchanged for land easements & renewable utility installations, etc.. I've been a co-housing wanabe for a while, have a background as a paralegal and a college emphasis in business law, however, after I decided this legal service was worthwhile to suggest, in reply to Zev's and other posts, and agreed to take the required class, this suggestion became a conflict of interests, since this company will compensate me for any memberships generated. The reason I originally felt this suggestion was useful for co- housing groups was it's HMO model structure. It costs less than either Cell Phone service or Cable TV, and the legal plans seemed useful for co-housing, since it includes free review of closing documents / contracts / or formation of chapters, and free Traffic / Accident Defence, Wills, letter writing, and up to 150 hours of other Pre/Trial/Services, which will increase with each year of membership. I was also impressed that this Pre-Paid Legal Service screens all attorney providers, requires a 24 hour client response, is ABA approved, publicly traded, over 25 years old, found in employer benefit packages, and may be the most economical legal council currently available in the United States. If this all cost less than most internet service fees, I feel its still relevant and worthwhile to mention here. The press is also ranking the service and company favorably. Since it was so time consuming to investigate and get this posted, I feel it's appropriate to mention that my efforts can only be rewarded if I can mail your application, with my special associate number, before you mail it to the corporate offices. In turn I can do my best to assure the assigned providers match the specific legal specialization most suited to your co-housing community needs. Web Site Name: Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. & Associates URL: http://web.oo.net/ppl/ Email: ppl [at] oo.net Customer Service Associate: Roger Ruhle roger [at] fan.net Associate Phone: 425/823-3174 Unless specifically invited to continue this thread, I will be limiting any further remarks to private parties. Regards, Roger R.
Coho Network Needs Special Help Zev Paiss, August 15 1998
- Re: Coho Network Needs Special Help fertilezone, September 18 1998
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