Oregon Law Practice Management: Plan Ahead - Are You Prepared for the Unthinkable?

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As lawyers, we are trained to look out for the interests of others. We counsel our clients on the importance of having an up-to-date estate plan. We prepare them for the possibility of illness or disability and talk about who will make health care and financial decisions on their behalf. We advise clients to inventory their assets and keep accurate records. We do all of these things very well. Seldom, however, do we follow our own advice.

In recent years, the Professional Liability Fund has helped colleagues or loved ones close the law offices of attorneys who committed suicide, were murdered or died unexpectedly. Lawyers who have a health crisis, drug or alcohol dependency, depression, severe stress reaction, or accidental injuries all need to make arrangements to cover their practices. We all do. It can happen any time to anyone. Learn what to do now to protect your firm, protect your clients, and protect your family.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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