Are You Appealing Your Case? Read This First!

On every appeal you do, you should always go back and review the current Appellate Rules and Appendixes even if you are an experienced appellate attorney and think you know the rules by heart. Additionally, one of the most helpful and user-friendly resources for any North Carolina lawyer handling an appeal is ONLINE and available for FREE. The Appellate Rules Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association has updated and improved its APPELLATE STYLE MANUAL to provide numerous examples of appellate records, motions, briefs and petitions that comply with the recently revised Appellate Rules and Appendixes. All of the model documents in the Manual also include commentaries from the committee that give guidance to the practitioner for everything from simple formatting requirements to citations of the applicable rules and caselaw for each part of the appeal process.

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Appeals filed on or after October 1, 2009:

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Lawyers Mutual has a new look.

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We’ve updated our look with a new website and logo. Our new website is designed to bring you tools to manage your practice. You can get a copy of the application online, as well as the forms you need to add or delete attorneys from your policy. Our risk management resources include handouts and articles, as well as a lending library of videos and DVDs. Our client services and claims departments will communicate with you about practice management issues and malpractice traps through our new blog and malpractice alerts. We can assist you with insurance needs for health, office and home by clicking on the link to Lawyers Insurance Agency. Check out our new site to help you more effectively manage your law practice and meet your clients’ needs.

Our new logo is both a reference to the letters L and M from our name and to the columns and base of a traditional courthouse. This mark is reflective of the traditional role our company has played in over 30 years of continuous service to North Carolina attorneys, while providing a fresh look for the Company. Here Today, Here Tomorrow.