Do Something

I recently listened to Mark Manson’s new bestselling book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k. Sure, it’s another self-help book among the seemingly endless number of books that tell us how we can live happy and rewarding lives. But Manson actually has some pretty good insights. One of those is what… Read More

Lawyers Mutual Claims Update: Year In Review

Forty years ago, one of our insureds called to report Lawyers Mutual’s very first claim. Legend has it that the claim involved a wrap-around mortgage, and the claim eventually made it all the way to the Court of Appeals. I suspect that first claim was set up on either a manual or an electric typewriter an… Read More

Handle Estate Planning? Think Portability

Seems like it was just  yesterday that the 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act was passed. I was recently reminded at the Estate Planning Section meeting in Kiawah of the malpractice risks posed by the new portability provisions in the Act. So I thought it would be a good idea to remind our insureds that portability… Read More

2012 Claims Review

The 2012 calendar year results for claims exceeded our expectations. With continued declining frequency since 2010 and another year of very favorable development on prior years’ claims, Lawyers Mutual was once again able to achieve an underwriting profit. Claim counts were down in almost every practice ar… Read More

Oral Hygiene and Claims Repair

If you have been to a Lawyers Mutual seminar, then you have heard someone say something about our extensive claims repair program and the importance of early reporting. We are the proverbial broken record on this message. We’re kind of like the dentist who tells you to floss every time you see him. Like … Read More

Beware Of Email and Internet Scams

The rise of the Interest has brought with it a concurrent rise in email and online scams. Some of these target lawyers. Be on the lookout for them. In one scam Lawyers Mutual learned about, the scammer used a real lawyer as the first point of contact. In this case, the North Carolina lawyer received an e-mail … Read More