The Knoxville Bar Association (KBA) is pleased to announce the release of PLANNING AHEAD: A GUIDE TO PROTECTING YOUR CLIENTS’ INTERESTS IN THE EVENT OF YOUR DISABILITY OR DEATH handbook to help members fulfill their ethical obligations to protect their clients' interests in the event of death, disability, impairment, or incapacity. Although it is hard to think about events that could render a lawyer unable to continue practicing law, freak accidents, unexpected illness, and untimely death do occur. Following the suggestions in this handbook will help to protect the clients' interests and will help to make the law practice a valuable asset to the attorney’s estate. In addition, it will simplify the closure of the law office - a step a lawyer’s family and colleagues will very much appreciate.
All of the forms contained in the publication are available on the KBA website and sample forms can be downloaded in Word for easy customization.
By planning ahead, you gain the peace of mind of knowing that should some unexpected emergency require the closure of your office — short- or long-term or even permanently — your clients will be protected. This peace of mind is then shared with your clients, your family and your colleagues.
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