Handling Emergency Legal Problems

What would happen to your practice in the event of a medical emergency? Who would take care of your cases and clients? What about if your law partner unexpectedly retires – or dies?

HELP is available

Lawyers Mutual’s HELP team is expert at Handling Emergency Legal Problems. Led by our in-house claims attorneys and outside counsel, our team has the training and resources to guide you through difficult professional times.

  • We will assess your crisis situation.
  • We will come up with a plan.
  • We will HELP make sure your clients are not harmed.

Every law practice is different. Every crisis is different.

Lawyers Mutual is here to HELP.


Law Firm Succession: Secrets to a Successful Transition by Selling Your Law Practice

Closing a Practice: Through Retirement, Moving to a New Firm, or Death of a Fellow Lawyer

Disaster Planning and Recovery

File Management: Retention and Destruction

Planning Ahead: Protecting Your Clients' Interests in the Event of Your Disability or Death 

FROM START TO FINISH: What to Expect When You're Expecting to Retire

NCBA Transitioning Lawyers Commission: An Overview

ABA: Alzheimer's and the Practice of Law

Florida State Bar: Pre-Need Inventory Attorney Agreement Consent to Close Office

New York State Bar Association: Planning Ahead: Establish an Advance Exit Plan to Protect Your Clients’ Interests in the Event of Your Disability, Retirement or Death

NCBA: Turning Out the Lights

NCBA: Transitioning Lawyers Commission Website

NCBA: Transitioning Lawyers Commission: Model Protocol for Assisting Lawyers Approaching the End of a Career

Washington State Bar Association: Planning Ahead: A Guide to Protecting Your Clients' Interests in the Event of Your Disability or Death

Advisory Committee Members

Elizabeth F. Bunce
Elizabeth Frances Bunce

Stacey A. Phipps
Stacey A. Phipps, Attorney at Law

Russell M. Raccine
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP

Ellen T. Ruff
McGuireWoods LLP

James P. West
West Law Offices, P.C.

Laura Loyek 
Claims Counsel
Lawyers Mutual

Warren Savage 
Claims Counsel
Lawyers Mutual

Mark Scruggs 
Claims Counsel
Lawyers Mutual

Camille Stell 
Vice President Client Services
Lawyers Mutual

Need assistance? Have questions? 
Contact Lawyers Mutual at riskmgt@lawyersmutualnc.com 
or call 800.662.8843.