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by Jay Reeves |

Lawyers Mutual is All About Community


The thread that connects the past, present and future at Lawyers Mutual is community.

Specifically, it’s the community of lawyers, legal professionals, and related affiliates that makes us possible.

Lawyers Mutual was created in 1977 by a group of North Carolina lawyers with a shared vision: to provide a fair, reliable, and sustainable source of professional liability coverage for North Carolina legal practitioners. In the 40 years since, our unwavering commitment to that community has shaped and defined us. Facing the future, our sense of community will keep us going.

Along the way, one thing we’ve learned is how to weather tough times. We were founded, after all, in the midst of an insurance crisis. Every day since, we have been there for our insureds when trouble strikes.

In 2020, we were all tested as never before, and we emerged even more resilient, innovative and dedicated to serving our community.

Read the Lawyers Mutual 2020 Annual Report here.

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A Message from Dan Zureich, President and CEO of Lawyers Mutual

Following is Dan’s message from the Lawyers Mutual 2020 Annual Report:

“It is unfathomable that just over a year ago the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Within what seemed like a few short moments, the world shut down. Some things have not changed much since I wrote my last report a year ago. However, so many more things have – such as a distorted sense of time (for me at least), dramatic shifts in the labor force, how and where we do our jobs, the seemingly never-ending challenges faced by students and children (let alone the parents), and a much greater appreciation for time spent with families and friends.

During the pandemic, one of the most significant realizations for me has been the significance of community. During challenging and uncertain times, community is critical. While community has multiple definitions, the aspects that resonate most with me are fellowship, shared values, and responsibility. These aspects are personified through countless outpourings of charity, selflessness, and empathy and through the actions of healthcare providers, cashiers, cooks, couriers, healthcare providers, janitors, mail carriers, maintenance workers, police officers and truck drivers, to name a few.

Lest I fail to mention, through the actions of the North Carolina attorneys (the legal community).

In addition to all the good you already do; I am amazed at how much more you have done in the face of the pandemic. You have created free guides on COVID resources, organized pro bono initiatives, partnered with organizations to respond to the underserved, contributed money and time to clients, charities, and people in need, helped businesses keep their doors open and helped people and businesses navigate through a rapidly changing legal and regulatory environments.

And those are just the things I have heard about. To put it simply, you have given back to and supported the communities in which you live and work. Your actions have personified “community” and made life changing differences in countless people.

And that is what community is all about.

For all that you do, we thank you. It is an honor to be associated with and serve you and the North Carolina legal community.”


Source: Lawyers Mutual 2020 Annual Report

About the Author

Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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