Put Into Practice 

June 2019
by Jay Reeves

In baseball - as in the law - it pays to do things in the right order.
Catch the ball before you throw it. Bat when it's your turn. And if you come to a fork in the road, take it.
That last bit of enlightenment comes from The Great Yogi, who also said: If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there.
Interview with Kevin Pratt, CoLaw

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 Kevin Pratt, founder of CoLaw. 

best_practices.jpg Recently, Lawyers Mutual has received multiple reports of North Carolina attorneys who were targeted by scammers attempting to divert seller closing proceeds following real estate transactions. Unfortunately, several of these attacks were successful and hundreds of thousands of dollars were stolen and are very unlikely to be recovered. However, several attacks were foiled by attorneys and staff members who approached transactions with a high degree of skepticism.

For best practices to avoid falling victim, click here.

Lawyers Mutual is pleased to welcome Cynthia Hernandez, a 1L at Elon University School of Law.  Lawyers Mutual partnered once again with the North Carolina Bar Association's Minorities in the Profession ("MIP") Summer Associate Program to hire one of the state's brightest minority law students.  Lawyers Mutual is committed to investing in the future of the profession and partnering with the MIP Committee has been a great way to do so.

In This Issue
Quick Links
Ted Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris J. Anderson
This book gathers tips from some of the best public speakers, as well as from the coaches who help the speakers take a life-time of knowledge and condense it into an 18-minute presentation.
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.

John Hester 
Senior Claims Counsel 

 Lawyers Mutual

Belinda and John Hester created a new endowed scholarship for Native American students who attend North Carolina State University. It is believed that this is the first scholarship specifically for Native Americans in North Carolina.
The official start of summer is quickly approaching. While you're preparing for weekend getaways and island vacations, don't forget to make sure your firm's data is secure. We have compiled a list of blog posts that offer valuable tips to help you better protect your firm.
Upcoming CLE Programs
LMA presents the 2019 DIY Marketing Workshop for Solo & Small Firms 

July 19, 2019
1801 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
This seminar is designed for private practice attorneys and legal administrators who have limited marketing experience and are looking to find cost-effective ways to market their practice. 
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 

July 30, 2019  
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Campbell Law School Auditorium 
225 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Most solo and small firm practitioners avoid thinking about retirement or the time when they are going to exit their practice. They seldom consider selling their law practice, but it is a viable option for many practicing attorneys. This educational program will assist you in planning for a transition. 

Click here for more information and to register.
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.