Lawyers Mutual is celebrating 40 years of service to North Carolina lawyers. Lawyers Mutual emerged during a time when the professional liability market was unstable. The North Carolina Bar Association faced the realization that there were no good options for legal malpractice at the time.
In January 1977, the Chairman of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Insurance Committee and its Executive Director met with members of the North Carolina Insurance Commission to discuss the feasibility of organizing a mutual liability insurance company, the first such company for lawyers in the country.
Lawyers Mutual was chartered in September of 1977 and still thrives today as the leading malpractice insurance provider for lawyers in the state. Lawyers Mutual is the only carrier that has continuously provided coverage to the members of the North Carolina Bar for 40 years.
The longevity of the company can be attributed to its dedication to remaining active in the legal community through providing risk management resources, CLE seminars and malpractice alerts. Lawyers Mutual is the sum of its people and the relationships the company has maintained with legal professionals.
Camille Stell, Vice President of Client Services said, “There is a simple key to our success: passion. I know it sounds strange to talk about an insurance company feeling passion for its insureds, but at Lawyers Mutual, it is true. From our claims attorneys, to our underwriters, to our client services employees, everyone cares about our insureds. We walk with our insureds through their trials and we celebrate their successes. We are emotionally invested in our legal community and the feeling is reciprocal. The phone calls, letters and emails of appreciation confirms that our passion is well placed.”
We were founded with a simple mission: Lawyers Helping Lawyers. We have been doing that ever since. Now we are moving forward by remembering yesterday and building for tomorrow.
About Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina
Lawyers Mutual, founded in 1977, is the first lawyers mutual insurance company in the country and has provided continuous professional liability coverage to North Carolina lawyers for 40 years. Its reputation for leadership, professionalism and commitment to its attorneys sets the standard for other legal malpractice insurance providers.
The mission at Lawyers Mutual is not only to provide the best protection to North Carolina lawyers, but also to provide education and risk management resources to help its insured attorneys better serve their clients and the public.
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Media Contact Camille Stell, Vice President of Client Services 800.662.8843 or Camille@lawyersmutualnc.com