Put Into Practice Newsletter
November 2020
Jay Reeves, author
Giving Thanks for an Astonishing Law Life
In this most unusual holiday season, as families gather on Zoom to carve their turkeys, I am thankful for having rediscovered the capacity to be astonished.

Pretty much everything that’s happened over the past year has been astonishing. Not to mention frightening, unprecedented and, at times, heartbreaking.
Cybersecurity Tips: Being Thankful for a Plan

2020 has been full of challenges for everyone. And on top of everything else, we have seen cybercriminals taking advantage of the chaos and increasing their efforts. Unfortunately for all of us, they have become increasingly successful as well.
Practice Points with Mark Scruggs: The Trustee’s Duty of Neutrality

Do you ever serve as trustee of a client’s trust? If so, you might want to read the Court of Appeals’ Opinion in Wing v. Goldman Sachs Trust Company, N.A., 2020 WS 6140397 (October 20, 2020).
Supreme Court of North Carolina Adopts Universal Citation Format
In an order issued by the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the Court announced that it will begin using the universal citation method for judicial opinions and publications beginning January 1, 2021. 
Risk Management Spotlight
Disaster Planning & Recovery Guide

As we approach a new year, what better time to assess your law firm’s preparedness for disasters and other emergencies. To kickstart your planning efforts, check out the LM Disaster Planning & Recovery Guide.
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We are thrilled to once again offer our annual FREE CLE series. While we greatly value our in-person programs in your cities and towns, like you with your law practices, we adjusted our plans to protect the community. With our virtual programs, we look forward to connecting with everyone from Cherokee to Chocowinity!


Attorney-Client Privilege, Confidentiality, and the Work Product Doctrine: Traps for the Inattentive Lawyer by Mark Scruggs and Warren Savage, Senior Claims Attorneys, Lawyers Mutual

The One That Got Away: A Guide to NOT Being Phished by Patrick Brown, VP-Enterprise/Operational Risk Management, Lawyers Mutual

The Resilience Library™ by Renee Branson, Principal, RB Consulting
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