Prepaid Legal Services

As the Carolina’s premier independent risk management firm, Sentinel intentionally partnered with an independent, local, licensed North Carolina Attorney, Jacqueline C. Hawkins of Executive Legal Services, to serve clients in an engaged capacity for employment and contract related advice, guidance, and counsel. 

The Prepaid Legal Services Plan encompasses Employment Law, Human Resources and Contractual Risk Transfer. This offering is designed to provide added depth and resource for your internal infrastructure.

The plan is broken down into multiple tiers, billed on a prepaid, quarterly basis. Members may modify their plan selection at the end of each quarter with each incremental plan selection, requiring a minimum of 4 quarters participation before selecting a lower-tiered plan.

Please contact your Sentinel Client Executive or Account Advisor to learn more about the Prepaid Legal Services Plan and how to incorporate this unique and exclusive offering into your comprehensive risk management plan. 

Services Vary by Tier & Can Include

Day-to-day questions regarding talent management and acquisition, spanning from recruiting and retention to termination.

Talent Management

  • Job Analysis and Job Descriptions
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation Analysis
  • Organizational and Employee Surveys
  • Onboarding/Orientation and Terminations

Talent Acquisition

  • Candidate Assessment
  • Interview Training

For the more complex or gray area decision making items regarding talent management. These discussions will typically involve considerations surrounding HR best practices, legal requirements and risk mitigation considerations to allow you, as a business leader, to put your best foot forward.

  • Compliance: Ensuring client's policies, processes and procedures align with legal obligations
    • DES, DOL, OSHA Guidance
    • Gray Area Decision Making
    • Wage & Hour Exemptions
    • Legal Risks & Viable Options
  • EEOC Communication Review
  • Attorney Demand Letter Review
  • Leadership Guidance & Consultation

A review of specific contract provisions and explanation of what is being asked. A discussion of the potential effects on your business operations as well as options for risk mitigation and procedure implementation to aid in protecting your businesses bottom line.

  • Subcontract Agreements
  • Lease Agreements
  • Purchase Agreements
  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements

  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Confidentiality/NDA
  • Separation & Release Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Handbook Review
  • Policy & Procedure Review

  • Sample Employment Agreements & Contracts
  • Sample Job Descriptions
  • Blogs/White Papers on Best Practices

Membership Options

Plans are available at a minimum 12-month obligation, billed on a quarterly or annual basis, per client preference. Plan members may move to a higher tier for additional hours at any time with a new 12-month commitment.

Please note: Travel and other related expenses are billed directly by Executive Legal Services in addition to the monthly fee.

Meet The Attorney

Jacqueline C. Hawkins, Managing Partner of Executive Legal Services (pictured above), is an accomplished corporate attorney.

She has spent the last five years serving as General Counsel for Sentinel Risk Advisors before ending her tenure to establish Executive Legal Services. Jacqueline’s business background accompanied by her legal and human resources experience provide her with a well-rounded approach to tackling some of the biggest issues with regards to employer workforce dealings and contractual risk mitigation procedures.

Jacqueline established Executive Legal Services with the intent to build a unique platform to assist business owners in proactively approaching the ever-changing and often unpredictable legal environment.

Executive Legal Services offers Employment Law, Human Resources and Contractual Risk Transfer consultative services designed to assist employers in balancing the business needs of their organization.

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