Put Into Practice 

October 2017
The Importance of Pro Bono Work
Heather Culp, Mecklenburg County Bar President 

Did you know that October is National Pro Bono Month? North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 provides that every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay. For many attorneys, pro bono work gives them a great sense of fulfillment. For Heather Culp, Mecklenburg County Bar President and Lawyers Mutual Charlotte Community board member, pro bono work is a very important part of her job.  
by Jay Reeves

Once I had a co-worker named Sadie who picked up trash on her walk to work each morning.
She'd arrive at the office with a bag full of litter - sometimes two bags - that she'd collected along the roadside on her 20-minute trek. She'd dump the garbage in the outside bin, come inside and wash her hands, and go to work. 
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Here at Lawyers Mutual you will constantly hear us say, "Here today, here tomorrow."  A huge force pushing our big ideas forward is Project Manager Sage Dunlevy, who has been with Lawyers Mutual for 9 years. We had a chance to talk to Sage about her history with Lawyers Mutual and where the company is headed in the near future.

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In This Issue
Quick Links
Protect You and Your Firm Against Cybercrimes
Cybercrimes are at an all-time high as headlines about attacks worldwide spread throughout news outlets. It can be unnerving to think about someone potentially accessing your personal and professional data. One of your greatest defenses against cyberattacks is education. 

An Epic Emotional Achievement
Avoiding Spam Calls on Your Cell Phone
Sonya Pfeiffer, Rudolf Widenhouse

Samantha Cruff, Marketing Communications Coordinator
"This was soul-searing. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. It was the hardest thing I've ever tried to do."
Acting on what he calls an "emotional imperative" to examine unresolved feelings and emotionally wrought experiences from his childhood and young adult life, Charlotte attorney Phillip Lewis took pen to paper.
According to a CBS News report , Americans were bombarded with over 29 billion spam robocalls last year.
While the national Do Not Call Registry helps, it only prevents calls from telemarketers that follow the law. 
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Upcoming CLE Programs
The NCBA presents A Look into the Future: Strategic Planning for a Sustainable Long-Term Practice and Retirement
When: November 16, 2017
Where: NC Bar Center
   8000 Weston Pkwy
   Cary, NC 27513

Too many lawyers find themselves approaching the end of their careers trapped by choices they made when they were younger. This program is designed for attorneys at all stages and ages, especially mid-career attorneys who have the opportunity to strategically chart their own course toward retirement.
Lawyers Mutual 2017-2018
CLE Schedule

Fall 2017
Date       Location
Nov. 3     Concord

Winter 2018
Date       Location
Jan. 10   Greenville
Jan. 11   New Bern
Jan. 12  
Wrightsville Beach
Feb. 9    Cary AM session 
Feb. 9    Cary PM session 
Please click the location you are interested in for program details and to register. 

LMASE Triangle/Triad Networking Breakfast
When: November 1, 2017 
     8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.    
Where: Starbucks Private Room
     3800 Lake Boone Trail 
     Raleigh, NC 27607

These monthly meetings are a way to get to know Raleigh/Triad City Group members and make a few new friends. There is no registration fee for these events and you are welcome to bring a friend or colleague who might benefit from joining LMA.      
Post Office Box 1929      Cary, NC 27512