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Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) July 11, 2008

Ann Cosimano, General Counsel for ARAG®, the global leader in legal insurance, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (API). Cosimano said, “I am pleased to serve on the API Board because the organization is committed to meeting the ongoing need for education regarding legal plans and affordable access to the justice system.”

“People are increasingly concerned about the frequency and complexity of personal legal issues. Unfortunately, they often lack the time, energy or resources to seek legal advice, which can put them at risk,” noted Cosimano. “Legal plans can provide people with quality, affordable and accessible resources to resolve their legal needs.”

Cosimano, who directs ARAG’s Legal, Regulatory, Compliance and Provider Relations departments, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology and pre-law from Peru State College and attended Creighton University School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree. Cosimano is a member of the Polk County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is actively involved in the ARAG Cares Program, which provides education and free legal services to residents of the Family Violence Center in Des Moines.

The American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (www.aplsi.org) is a professional trade organization that represents the legal services plan industry and is affiliated with the American Bar Association.

ARAG (www.ARAGgroup.com), the global leader of legal insurance, has an international premium base of more than .75 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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