Put Into Practice 

October 2018
Lessons From a Lawyer Who Was Never, Ever Wrong
by Jay Reeves

It is always surprising to me - and more than a bit chastening - to realize how often I'd rather be right than happy.
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by Brandon Huffman

Not all clients are in crisis situations - even if the tone of their email or phone call suggests they are. When there is a real, bona fide crisis, what are the lawyer's ethical obligations? 

Lawyers Mutual is excited to welcome Julie Beavers as the Director of Client Services. Her career in the legal community spans over 20 years.

Lawyers Mutual is proud to announce the formation of LM Title. Troy Crawford will serve as President and Managing Counsel of the new subsidiary serving attorneys throughout North Carolina.     
Interview with Camille Stell

President of Lawyers Mutual Consulting and Services, Camille Stell, often coaches legal professionals through career transitions.   
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Quick Links
Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers
Many times when we think about branding we think about firm culture, products and services and mission statements. Have you ever thought about your personal brand? 
  Keyboard Shortcuts: Making the Most of Excel

Patrick Brown
Director of Information Security

Samantha Cruff
Marketing Communications Coordinator
Why do we talk about internal threats when dealing with cyber security?  Research shows that about 28% of all data breaches are the result of internal actors.  (Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report)
Most of the internal risks can be placed into three categories: Errors, Misuse, and Intentional.
Microsoft Excel looks overwhelming sometimes.
Most of us use Excel to maintain contact lists and for accounting or budgeting purposes.
Upcoming CLE Programs
Mindfulness for Lawyers With Laura Mahr
When: November 14, 2018
     12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 
Where: Kilpatrick Townsend
Join us in November to learn how mindfulness can help law firms be more effective and efficient. Resilience coach, trainer and consultant Laura Mahr will share the neuroscience theory behind mindfulness and lead us through simple yet effective mindfulness practices that we can use to build our own professional resilience, as well as mindfulness and neuroscience-based strategies that firms can use to build more resilient law practices.  
For more information and to register, click here.
Transferring Ownership of Your Law Firm to the Next Generation   

When: November 7, 2018  
Where: Great Wolf Lodge
     Concord , NC     
Join us for a small-group workshop, as succession experts help you develop a plan to transfer ownership of your firm to a new generation. Receive a valuation of your law practice as well as develop a timeline for succession and develop a plan for how to transition leadership, clients and management responsibilities.
For more information and to register, click here.
Lawyers Mutual 2018-2019 CLE Series - The Accidental Lawyer: Terms of Engagement
Date          Location
Nov. 8        Clemmons
Nov. 9        Concord 
Jan. 11        Raleigh AM 
Jan. 11       Raleigh PM 
Jan. 30       New Bern *
Jan. 31       Greenville
Feb. 1        Wrightsville Beach 
Click the location you want to attend for more information and to register.  
Note: The location for our New Bern program has changed due to flooding from hurricane Florence.
"You're a lawyer, right?"

This workshop is designed to help lawyers be more alert to the vulnerabilities they may face in various non-office settings, and to equip them with best practices for defining their roles up front, and setting clear boundaries with the person seeking advice. 
Post Office Box 1929      Cary, NC 27512