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January 2017
Finding The Credenza of Your Dreams
by Jay Reeves

One reason I became a lawyer was to have an excuse to get a credenza.
The obsession began when I was young. The Cat in the Hat lost his moss-covered, three-handled family credenza - and though I wasn't sure what that was, I knew I wanted one.

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Legislation and Appellate Rules Amendments Bring Sweeping Changes to Appellate Practice in 2017
Beth Brooks Scherer, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP 

December 2016 brought several changes to the statutes and rules governing appellate practice and procedure. 

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Post-Holiday Tip - Don't Forget to Insure Your Valuable Items!
Did you receive a valuable gift during the holiday season? Jewelry? Golf clubs? If so, now would be a good time to look into a scheduled personal property rider on your homeowner's insurance policy.

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A 40th Anniversary Reflection
We are celebrating a milestone - Lawyers Mutual turns 40 this year.

In the late 1970's, the North Carolina Bar Association faced the realization that there were no good options for legal malpractice insurance.

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In This Issue
Quick Links
I Made A Mistake. What Now? Infographic
Worried you've made a mistake? Check out our  infographic for what to do next. View the infographic.

The Pro Bono Resource Center Launches Voluntary Pro Bono Reporting   
Syliva Novinsky, Pro Bono Resource Center 

Mark Wiener, Ekran, Inc.

How many hours of pro bono service have you contributed in the last year? In the last two years? In the last ten?

North Carolina attorneys are generous with their time and financial contributions. Rule 6.1 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct encourages attorneys to provide at least fifty hours of pro bono legal services annually, and to contribute financial support to organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means.

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Whether  your law firm relies on modern Cloud Computing, or on the more traditional Client/Server network configurations, odds are that it has already put in place the requisite tools to prevent common cyberattacks, and is reasonably well-defended against external intrusions, hackers, viruses, malware, worms, ransomware, and other common scourges of the 21st Century.
Upcoming CLE Programs
The NCBA presents
Starting Out Solo

When: 4th Tuesday, monthly
Where: NC Bar Center, Cary

This is  a networking and education group for solo and small firm attorneys. They meet monthly to present a nuts and bolts programs on how to run a law practice.

For more information, contact Jeremy Williams with the North Carolina Bar Association. 
Lawyers Mutual 2016-2017 CLE Schedule
Capital Financial Solutions and Lawyers Mutual present  Student Loans: New Strategies & Fresh Ideas for 2017  
When: Tue., Feb. 28th
       8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 
Where: Capital Financial Solutions, 8816 Six Forks Road, Suite 301, Raleigh, NC 27615

Does it give you a headache thinking about your student loans? Are you wondering if you will ever be able to pay them off?
Post Office Box 1929      Cary, NC 27512