One of the most important aspects of managing a legal network is ensuring compliance. The National List of Attorneys (NL) offers a Compliance Program that provides businesses with the information they need to ensure the law firms in their legal network are in compliance with their work and ethical standards, terms and conditions, insurance requirements and more.
Why Clients Need This Program
Law firms are constantly changing the way they do business. Having an information provider like NL keeps you informed and knowledgeable of the law firms you work with to ensure they meet your requirements.
Compliance Program Options
We provide a checklist to determine your specific needs. We review the options with you and make recommendations based on your business. Some options are provided as an added value service for free.
We can provide:
• A more detailed law firm profile that includes information on firm contacts, practice areas, policies & procedures, costs, state laws, insurance, technology, security and references
• Insurance documentation, including ensuring that the client is listed as a certificate holder, additional insured and/or loss payee, as required
• Daily suit alerts
• Credit Checks and Bar Status
• A Remote audit
• An On-site audit
Recommendations from Compliance Program Members
The operations manager of a firm that works with NL stated, “We forward all our litigation matters to NL attorneys. We know that all NL attorneys go through a thorough review process. We found that the attorneys referred through NL perform better than the ones we found on our own. We save a lot of time that would be spent trying to locate new attorneys, tracking down copies of needed insurance forms, and gathering the information that ensures a quality referral. We also get the credit reporting and reviews that the NL requires attorneys to submit. The information is provided in a timely manner, is user-friendly and complete. We recommend the NL Compliance Program to others, because it has made our lives here at the firm easier.”
An attorney who manages a legal network was the first member of NL's Compliance Program. This member participates in the compliance program both as an attorney and also as a client. “Doing both gives us a greater understanding of why filling out all the forms and providing all the information the NL asks for is so important. We know it’s critical. We forward claims to other attorneys in Canada, Puerto Rico and in all but the five states that we handle in-house. One hundred percent of our collection claims are forwarded to an attorney through NL. We recommend NL to others because our entire legal network gives better service to our clients due to our relationship with NL and the services they provide.”
To learn more about NL’s compliance program and determine if you qualify, please contact our office at 800.227.1675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*To qualify, clients must register and insure claims with National List law firm members, as well as meet certain other criteria determined by NL.