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June 1 marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. However, now, is the perfect time to start thinking about other unexpected situations as well. What can you and your firm do to be prepared? Here are 12 important tips to help you:
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Sometimes, it’s hard to write a succession plan because you don't like to think about being dead or disabled. However, it is imperative, changing and something all lawyers can do per Law Practice.org, Managing Law Firm Transition and Rule 1.19 of the S.C. Rules of Professional Conduct.
At a minimum, write a letter to your paralegal or the attorney who would mind your office explaining to them what they would need to know if you were outside of service on a long vacation. Then, make an emergency plan should you become disabled, incapacitated or not able to act inside your practice again. Print the Preparation Checklist to plan accordingly. Fill out this form to add your successor(s) to the registry maintained by the Bar. Finally, use this Agreement to Close a Law Practice as a model agreement between you and your successor(s).
If you have questions or would like more information on succession planning, contact the Practice Management Assistance Program.
There’s no time like the present for solos to think about their contingency plan. Sometimes, it’s hard to write a succession plan because you don’t like to think about being dead or disabled. At a minimum, start with a letter to your secretary or someone else who would mind your office. Write the letter as if you were going on a long vacation, letting them know what they need to know if you were outside of cell phone reach. If you’re ready for a real form to designate a successor, go here and print the Preparation Checklist for Planning Attorney. You can also model a Succession Agreement by using this one as an example. Go ahead, there’s no better time than now. PMAP is free help for lawyers. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.