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January 2018
New Year, New Rules
by Patrick Brown

The new year dawned with the hope and promise of a new beginning, along with a resolution to exercise more.  If you are anything like me, your new year's resolutions are already in danger of fading to a mere historical curiosity.

One resolution you can make and check off the list this week is to review any new or newly effective rules where you currently practice.

NEW PRACTICE GUIDE: North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act: Success through Preparation
by Janice Davies

Are you aware there is a new power of attorney statute in North Carolina effective January 1, 2018? North Carolina attorneys must prepare for its effective date.

The Legal Power of a Little Debbie Cake
by Jay Reeves

I was taught growing up that the truth would set me free, but it wasn't until much later - and an incident involving Little Debbie snack cakes - that I saw how it actually works.

Up until then I got the general idea. But still, I had my doubts. It seemed that in the real world telling the truth was as likely to get you into trouble as out of it.
Celebrating 40 Years of Lawyers Mutual: A Look Back at Beginning

January is the time for new beginnings and reaching goals.

The founders of Lawyers Mutual created a company dedicated to the attorneys of North Carolina. Their vision and dedication made Lawyers Mutual the great company it is today.

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we take a look back at the foundation of Lawyers Mutual.
In This Issue
Quick Links
Let Our Lending Library Be Your Guide
The Lawyers Mutual Lending Library is one of our most valuable risk management resources. There's literally a "Lawyers Guide" to just about everything.  
Lawyers Mutual Interview: Lisa Sheppard, Executive Director of the Chief Justice Commission on Professionalism
  The Road Less Traveled - North Carolina Splits from Other Jurisdictions on Fee-Splitting Issue

Lisa Sheppard, Executive Director

Suzanne Lever, Assistant Ethics Counsel
Lisa Sheppard has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism (CJCP). Sheppard succeeded Melvin F. Wright Jr., who retired from the position after 19 years. 
I am sure many of you are aware of Avvo's online legal directory. However, you may not know that Avvo, as well as a handful of other platforms, is now offering fixed fee limited scope legal services online.

Upcoming CLE Programs
The NCBA presents North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act | Effective January 1, 2018
Upcoming video replays: 
Date        Location
Feb. 6      Boone
Feb 9.      New Bern
Feb. 14    Hickory
Feb. 27    Wilmington
Also available ON DEMAND. 

This program provides a comprehensive review and discussion of the North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act.
Lawyers Mutual Upcoming CLE  

Winter 2018
Date       Location
Feb. 9    Cary AM session 
Feb. 9    Cary PM session 
NOTE: Our Cary AM session is full. Please register for the Cary PM session. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please click the location you are interested in for program details and to register. 

LMASE Triangle/Triad
Luncheon: Fearless Goal-Setting for 2018
When: February 15, 2018 
     12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    
Where: New Media Campaigns
     110 E Main St #200 
     Carrboro, NC 27510 

Whether you have personal aspirations or bold professional goals, start the year off on the right foot with a well-developed plan. Join Kristin Heimstra at New Media Campaigns in Carrboro for a fun and innovative session on fearless goal-setting.
Post Office Box 1929      Cary, NC 27512