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February 2018
In Memory of Allan B. Head

Few people have made a greater - or more generous - contribution to their community, state and profession than Allan B. Head, who died February 17.

Allan was executive director of the N.C. Bar Association from 1981 until his retirement in 2016 - making him one of the longest-serving bar leaders in the country.  

Medicaid: "Ahlborn hearings" are back thanks to the 2018 federal budget which makes Medicaid provide lien reduction hearings again. But watch the deadlines!
by Chris Nichols, Nichols Law Firm

If you settled a case (by minor settlement, signed release, or Industrial Commission approval) in which Medicaid claimed a lien, between October 1, 2017 and February 9, 2018, you have 30 days from February 9 to file a motion in Superior or District court to seek a reduction of the lien under  NCGS 108A-57 .

A Needy Lawyer Visits the Charleston Naval Shipyard
by Jay Reeves

Probably the biggest mistake I made as a young lawyer was wanting too badly for people to like me.

By people I mean clients, mostly. But also judges, other lawyers, the butcher, the baker. Pretty much everybody.

In This Issue
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In the Lending Library: Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers by Thomas C. Grella
Asheville lawyer, Tom Grella, is the author of the ABA publication,  Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers.

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Updated Appellate Style Manual Is Better Than Ever
  Fraud Prevention: Be Wary of Communications

Warren Savage, Claims Counsel

Troy Crawford, Claims Counsel
An updated version of A Style Manual for the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure was recently published by the Bar Association's Appellate Rules Committee.  

Wire fraud continues to plague the legal community.

Lawyers Mutual sees claims arising from a variety of problems in the communication chain. Here are some of our tips to avoid being a victim.

Upcoming CLE Programs
Campbell Law & Legal Hackers presents Computational Law + Blockchain Festival 2018
When: March 16-17, 2018   
Where: location pending 

Join our Global Symposium, a distributed policy hack to discuss core issues related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies with the goal of contributing to a free and open global survey of those issues.
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

LMASE Triangle/Triad
Luncheon: Charting a Path for Succession Planning
When: March 22, 2018 
     12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    
Where: Hutchinson Law
     3110 Edwards Mill Road
     Suite 300
     Raleigh, NC 27612

Is your firm prepared for your most active rainmaker to retire? This program will guide you through the challenges to succession planning, a deep dive into the succession plan developed by a southeast regional mid-size law firm along with best practices for your firm to develop a successful model for transition.
Post Office Box 1929      Cary, NC 27512