Put Into Practice 

July 2019
by Jay Reeves

If you want an instant shot of inspiration in your Law Life, try spending more time hanging out with high school students.  

And while you're at it, be sure to do more listening than talking.
Wayne Stephenson, Claims Counsel

As the number of closings increase this summer, we're starting to see an uptick in a certain type of real estate claim. You can prevent these types of claims with sound risk management practices.
Cynthia Hernandez

Law school is a daunting, yet rewarding, experience for all students. For first-generation college graduates and law students, however, law school can present unique challenges that may seem impossible to overcome.

email_laptop.jpg 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. Recent claims involve breaches to cloud-based accounts. There are simply too many law firms that are experiencing the same issues, so we want to offer some risk management tips.

Download email security tips here.
Help Shape the Future of the Legal Profession  
The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Testing Task Force invites you to participate in its 2019 practice analysis survey, a key component of the task force's three-year study to ensure that the bar exam keeps pace with the changing legal profession. The survey opens August 1.
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Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers by Thomas C. Grella
In Asheville lawyer Tom Grella's book, he states, "not only are lawyers difficult to manage, they are even more difficult to lead." 
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 

Hannah Williams
Biltmore Center for Professional Development
ATTOM Data Solutions recently released its First Quarter US Home Flipping Report, revealing post-recession peaks in home flips across the United States.  North Carolina is home to 3 of the top 10 home markets in US, with flip volumes in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord (8th), Raleigh (7th) and Durham/Chapel Hill (6th) regions representing rates of over 10% of all home sales. Interestingly, the data showed investment returns on flips continue to fall and the length of time of complete flips continues to increase.
Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services has partnered with Biltmore Center for Professional Development to present,  " Authentic Leadership."  The two-day workshop will take place on September 18-19, at the beautiful Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Attendees will engage in immersive learning that is guaranteed to yield immediate results.
We had a chance to learn more about the workshop from Hannah Williams, Business Development Specialist for Biltmore Center for Professional Development.
Upcoming CLE Programs
Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services Cordially Invites You to Attend "Authentic Leadership" Presented by Biltmore Center for Professional Development

September 18-19, 2019 
Biltmore Estate
One Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803
In this immersive learning experience for leaders, spend two full days on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, engaging in interactive learning, 
on-estate activities, and fine dining. During this experience, you will join other leaders on an exploration of self, and find the application of scientifically-backed tools and techniques to impact those around you both at work and in life outside the office.
Save the Date! 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
Event details coming soon. 
Save the Date! Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services and the Law Practice Exchange present Transferring Ownership of Your Law Firm to the Next Generation  

November 4-5, 2019  
Raleigh, NC
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.