Put Into Practice 

April 2018
An Averted Laser Attack on a Reading Lawyer
by Jay Reeves

People will forget what you said and forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou said that. And it's my opinion that our profession - and the world at large, for that matter - would be a better place if we kept her words close to heart.

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by Laura Mahr, Conscious Legal Minds LLC

Attorneys have extremely stressful jobs. It's easy to become overwhelmed while juggling life in the office, the courtroom, and at home. Have you ever thought about meditation before mediation? Meditation doesn't always mean incense and yoga mats and it might actually help your legal practice.

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Proxies for Lawyers Mutual's 2018 annual meeting were emailed to firms on April 6th.

Firms whose policy was active as of the end of the business day on March 15, 2018, are eligible to attend and vote.

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In This Issue
Quick Links
Cloud Computing for Lawyers
As more businesses move their IT systems into the cloud, lawyers need to ask if cloud computing is right for their firm.

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Are You Being Strategic About Your Life Plan?  

Dana Hoffman,
Young Moore and Henderson

Lawyers Mutual
 Risk Management Alert
About this time last year, I was elbow deep in books about strategic plans for nonprofit organizations. Having been through the process with my law firm, I had some familiarity with the topic. But this time I was leading a two-day strategic planning retreat. Time to get serious.   

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Law firms continue to be under attack by cybercriminals. The current urgent vulnerability we are hoping to address relates to access to your email accounts.

As you know, cybercriminals are intercepting wire transfers in record numbers. Their access to your email system exposes sensitive information 

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Upcoming CLE Programs
NCBA, Clio and Lawyers Mutual Present The Data Driven Lawyer
When: June 8, 2018
Where: NC Bar Center 
Whether you're an attorney, paralegal, legal marketer, or firm administrator, this one-day session helps practitioners incorporate new strategies to make your firm more successful immediately. 

For more information and to register, click here
Lawyers Mutual presents NC Managing Partners Summit

When: May 22, 2018 
     8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    
Where: NC State Bar Bldg.
     217 East Edenton Street
     Room 203
     Raleigh, NC 27601

Lawyers Mutual is proud to present the first North Carolina Managing Partners Summit. The Summit is designed to provide education and networking opportunities for North Carolina managing partners and firm leaders 

SAVE THE DATE! Lawyers Mutual 2018 Fall CLE Series 
Date          Location
Oct. 30      Asheville
Oct. 31      Greensboro
Nov. 8        Clemmons
Nov. 9        Concord
(Winter 2019 dates and locations coming soon.)

"You're a lawyer, right?"

This workshop is designed to help lawyers be more alert to the vulnerabilities they may face in various non-office settings, and to equip them with best practices for defining their roles up front, and setting clear boundaries with the person seeking advice.

More information and registration will be available soon.

Post Office Box 1929      Cary, NC 27512