Camille Stell is the Vice President of Client Services for Lawyers Mutual. In 2011, Camille was recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a member of the inaugural class of “Leaders in the Law.” In 2016, Camille was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as a “Women in Business” award winner. Continue this conversation by contacting Camille at camille@lawyersmutualnc.com or 800.662.8843.

Lawyers Mutual Client Services Update: Year In Review

Some Lawyers Mutual names everyone knows, such as our claims attorneys Warren Savage or Wayne Stephenson. Or John Hester, one of the earliest employees who is celebrating 32 years with the Company. While a smaller number of insureds knew another of our long-term employees, her role was equally important. Connie… Read More

Gather at the Grove

Gather at The Grove is a new addition to this year’s North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting. This is an exclusive opportunity for you and your firm to have the retreat or strategy session you’ve been meaning to have. Take advantage of using The Grove Park Inn’s beautiful meeting space… Read More

Bar Exam Tips

Your hard work has been building to two days at the end of February. I’ve heard from some of you recent grads over the past few weeks and I know you are nervous. I’ve polled the Lawyers Mutual claims attorneys for advice. I hope it’s helpful. Get a good night’s sleep prior to the exam. … Read More

Reading Challenge pt III

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson In 2016, I set a New Year’s resolution – a reading challenge to read 52 books in a year. By December 31, I had achieved my goal plus one – 53 books read in 2016. I discusse… Read More

Reading Challenge pt II

 “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut.”  Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft In 2016, I set a New Year’s resolution – a reading c… Read More

Reading Challenge pt I

“I'm a slow reader, but I usually get through seventy or eighty books a year, most fiction. I don't read in order to study the craft; I read because I like to read” Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft In 2016, I set a New Year’s resolution – a reading challenge to … Read More

Watch for it: Your Cyber-Liability Guide is in the Mail

As a Lawyers Mutual insured, you have seen the articles, alerts and blogs we have posted about our growing concern of cyber threats. We have partnered with the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability to bring you the book, “Protecting Against Cyber Thr… Read More

Why Have a Website?

Today I wanted to hire a lawyer. I looked up 13 lawyers by name and couldn’t find websites for 9 of them. How do you expect people to find you without a website? For most of the 9 lawyers, I did find a generic listing on a website such as yellowpages.com, lawyers.com or yelp.com, however, I didn’t … Read More

Give Your Clients What They Want

Clients are more aggressive about speaking out for what they want than ever before. Many times, our clients may have been unhappy, but they were using the only lawyer in town or the only lawyer who specialized in the field where they had legal needs. Today, there is seemingly a lawyer on every corner. More than… Read More

Make the most of your conference investment

Attending conferences is a big investment of money and time. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your investment. Prepare ahead. Advance flights and early bird registration is often your biggest cost saver. There may also be programs or special events that fill up in advance of the conference r… Read More

Manage Your Stress Right Now

Stress is a common theme when talking with lawyers and legal professionals. The nature of our work often puts us in stressful situations – demanding clients, tight time constraints and adversarial situations. Here are a few tips for avoiding stress. First, be careful in client selection. You probably ha… Read More

Strategic Planning vs. Strategic Thinking

Have you attended a strategic planning session? Was it helpful? Did you leave with a plan? Are you working the plan? I’ve participated in many such planning sessions with various law firms, practice groups in law firms or legal associations. Why do some of them work better than others? Perhaps it’… Read More