DAS Canada

DAS Canada

November 08, 2011 09:17 ET

Christmas Comes Early for Atlantic Small Businesses

DAS Canada Giving the Gift of Free Legal Advice

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2011) - Running a small business can be challenging at the best of times, and when every dollar counts, unexpected legal expenses can be catastrophic. To help keep businesses running smoothly and in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, DAS Canada is offering small business owners a week of free access to its legal service hotline.

In addition to the free legal advice, the company is launching a contest to find Atlantic Canada's small business legal horror stories; anything from employment disputes to unpaid receivables to health and safety closures. Small businesses can enter the contest for a chance to win a free year of DAS legal insurance protection by visiting www.das.ca/atlanticstories and giving a brief description of their difficult legal dilemmas.

"Small businesses can have huge challenges, and in tough economic times, unforeseen legal expenses can mean the difference between success and bankruptcy," said Barbara Haynes, CEO of DAS Canada. "All businesses have legal issues they need addressed, but, particularly with smaller companies, affordability has been near impossible until now. Our policies aim to bridge that gap and enable Canadian businesses to get the legal help they need at a price they can afford."

Relatively new to Canada, DAS offers a slate of Legal Expense Insurance policies – including one for small to mid-sized businesses - geared at making legal services more accessible to Canadians, the majority of whom neither qualify for legal aid, nor can afford extremely high lawyer fees.

To assist Atlantic Canadians with legal matters, DAS Canada is opening up its legal support hotline to small business owners in New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador for a full week, beginning 12:01 am on November 14, 2011 and ending at 11:59 pm on November 20, 2011. Small business owners can call 1-877-88-ADVICE (1-877-882-3842) and use the promo code ATLFREE during that period to have access to qualified advice on their legal issues.

DASbusiness is designed to protect businesses against the cost of potential business legal disputes, allowing them to focus on their core business while knowing that their legal counsel and expenses are covered if and when the need arises. The company's call-center provides policyholders with direct access to legal experts to assist them in determining the best course of action in a given situation.

About DAS Canada

DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Limited (DAS Canada) is a subsidiary of DAS Group, a global leader in the ten billion dollar legal expense insurance market. DAS Group is based in Germany and is a subsidiary of ERGO, Munich Re's primary insurer in Europe and Asia. DAS Canada is committed to bringing a fresh, modern approach to the marketplace, combining a forward-thinking attitude with almost a century of expertise. A full-service specialist in legal expense insurance, DAS Canada offers access to affordable justice for individuals, groups and small and mid-sized businesses. Policies are currently available in all Canadian Provinces and Territories (license pending in Quebec). For more information, please visit www.das.ca.

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