The National List of Attorneys (NL) is pleased to announce that the number of law firm members from whom it annually collects specialized Compliance Program information has exceeded 300. The information is made available to mutual clients who register claims with NL law firm members.
This verifies that the law firms in the National List legal network are in compliance with their work and ethical standards, terms and conditions and insurance requirements that the clients set forth.
“Because of the close relationships we have with National List member attorneys, we’ve had full cooperation when we’ve requested this information in behalf of our clients,” reports Katie Stromstad, NL Compliance Director.
Reducing the High Cost of Compliance
Having an information provider like the NL helps clients perform the due diligence that they need to keep informed and to ensure that the law firms they employ meet their requirements. Law firms save time and money by providing compliance information to the NL once each year. The NL then provides the information to enrolled clients who place and insure claims via the NL. The law firm does not have to provide similar information to 10 or 12 different clients. They know the NL is a resource for new business, so they want to show they are compliant with a potential client’s needs.
Feedback from Compliance Program Members
An attorney who manages a large, national, legal network was the first member of the 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. One hundred percent of our forwarded collection claims go through the NL. We recommend the 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.”
The operations manager of a firm that works with NL stated, “We forward all our litigation matters to NL attorneys. We know they all go through a thorough review process. We found that attorneys referred through National List perform better than those we found on our own. NL saves us 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 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.”
The National List of Attorneys began serving the credit and collections industry in 1900. Through the years, The National List has pioneered significant advances in legal referrals and communication. Today, The National List maintains the highest levels of friendly, personalized service, while providing the most advanced debt collection attorney referral services. With more than 2000 Attorney Member listings worldwide, The National List refers hundreds of millions of dollars in debt collection each year. NL’s goal is to assist businesses in finding quality legal representation for their collection, subrogation and bankruptcy matters, provide professional service, and protect the interest of clients. Professionalism and attention to detail differentiates The National List from other referral services. National List services are provided free to any forwarder that submits and insures claims through The National List.