Put Into Practice 

August 2019
by Jay Reeves

In these dog days of August, my thoughts drift inevitably to Annie, the most perfect pooch ever.

Some of you, I'm sure, would offer evidence - in the form of your own favorite canine - to rebut my claim. That's fine. There's ample room in this Great Doghouse for us all.

Interview with Valerie Johnson

Ready or not, change is here. For lawyers, these changes affect every aspect of who they are and what they do. Over the next few weeks, we'll be running a blog series entitled: "The Changing Face of the Profession." We'll be chatting with legal professionals about the changes in the practice of law and what it means for the future of the profession. This week we're talking to Valerie Johnson, Partner at Copeley Johnson Groninger PLLC and Lawyers Mutual Board Member.

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Maranatha Road by Heather Bell Adams
Heather Bell Adams, Senior Counsel for First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, has received amazing reviews and recognition for her debut novel Maranatha Road.

Have you heard the news?  
Lawyers Mutual moved into the building across the parking lot from our previous location.  Our new street address is 1001 Winstead Drive, Suite 285, Cary, NC 27513The mailing address/post office box remains the same. Please update your records accordingly.  Thank you.

Troy Crawford  
Managing Counsel 

Chelsie Kryst
Poyner Spruill | Miss USA
N.C. Gen. Stat. ยง105-228.30 imposes an excise tax on "each instrument by which any interest in real property is conveyed to another person. The tax rate is one dollar ($1.00) on each five hundred dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof of the consideration or value of the interest conveyed."
There's no doubt that Cheslie Kryst has traveled a path tailor-made just for her. Each detail of her journey to the crown likened to the preparation that goes into finding the perfect ensemble. Like any attire selection, Cheslie's road to the crown started with a vision. Cheslie's journey came full circle as she was named Miss USA in Reno, Nevada on May 2nd.
Upcoming CLE Programs
Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services Cordially Invites You to Attend "Employee Engagement" and "Authentic Leadership" Presented by Biltmore Center for Professional Development

Employee Engagement - September 17, 2019 
Authentic Leadership - September 18-19, 2019 
Biltmore Estate
One Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803
Employee Engagement
Employee turnover is expensive, losing one full-time employee can cost as much as 125% of that position's salary. This one-day workshop will allow you to build an engagement strategy your firm can implement immediately. Click here for more information. 
Authentic Leadership
Leadership research shows that exceptional leadership is an extremely powerful predictor of an organization's ability to outperform its competition, resulting in better financial performance and company longevity. This two-day workshop will allow you to discover your unique leadership style and learn through Biltmore best practices. Click here for more information. 
Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services and The Law Practice Exchange present What's Your Law Firm Continuity Plan?  - The Secrets of Buying, Selling and Other Succession Strategies Available to Lawyers to Continue to Practice Without Fear (VIDEO REPLAYS) 

Date and location 
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019 - Asheville
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019 - Greenboro
Fri., Oct. 25, 2019 - Wilmington
Fri., Nov. 22, 2019 - Hickory

To register: Click the city for the date and location you would like to attend. For Cary attendees, please select either the morning or afternoon program.
What's Your Law Firm Continuity Plan? Join us to learn the Secrets of Buying, Selling and Other Succession Strategies Available to Lawyers to Continue to Practice Without Fear. Topics Include opportunities and challenges in selling your practice, the keys to a successful transition, how to value a law practice and find a potential buyer, and more.
Lawyers Mutual 2019-2020 Put Into Practice CLE Series 

Date and  Location
Tues., Oct. 29, 2019 - Clemmons
Wed., Oct. 30, 2019 - Asheville
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019 - Greensboro
Fri., Nov. 22, 2019 - Concord
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020 - Greenville
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020 - New Bern
Fri., Jan. 24, 2020 - Wrightsville Beach
Thu., Feb. 6, 2020 - Cary (morning or afternoon)

To register: Click the city for the date and location you would like to attend. For Cary attendees, please select either the morning or afternoon program.

Approved for North Carolina State Bar CLE credit:
1 hour Ethics/Professionalism credit
2 hours General credit (includes the required Technology hour)

Program Details
Professional Misconduct Allegations
This program will focus on u nderstanding the grievance process, the most common complaints, tips for responding, and how to avoid them altogether.
Cybersecurity Without Breaking the Bank
This program will provide an overview of legal and regulatory considerations in light of emerging technologies while spotlighting that any size law firm is susceptible.

This Case is Killing Me
Lawsuits can be stressful (and lawsuits against YOU can be even more stressful) - on clients, attorneys, carriers, and others. This panel will address the stresses of representing difficult clients and how to prevent those cases from evolving into a legal malpractice claim.
Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services and the Law Practice Exchange present Transferring Ownership of Your Law Firm to the Next Generation  

November 11-12, 2019  
Crabtree Marriott
4500 Marriott Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
Did you know you might be sitting on an asset that's worth more than you ever imagined? It's your law practice.
You've spent years building your practice to where it is now. You've invested time, effort and money in it. Don't let all that go to waste.
Save the Date! Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services presents the annual North Carolina Managing Partners Summit 

March 17, 2020 
NC State Bar Building
217 East Edenton Street
Room 203
Raleigh, NC 27601

Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services is proud to present the annual North Carolina Managing Partners Summit. The Summit is designed to provide business of law education and networking opportunities for North Carolina managing partners and firm leaders.