Put Into Practice
September 2021
Finding Your Law Power in a Pandemic
“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

For a mighty boost to your Law Life, add the above words to your firm’s mission statement...there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned emergency to spark a change for the better.

Understanding the LM Financial Fraud Exclusionary Endorsement in Your LM Professional Liability Insurance Policy
Wire Fraud losses continue to plague real estate transactions, resulting in millions of dollars of losses around the country. The most common scenario is the buyer receiving altered wiring instructions. 

Practice Points With Mark Scruggs
When it comes to Equitable Distribution, Complaint, Counterclaim, or Motion – It's Your Choice

A few months ago, I received a call from an insured asking for help. She represented a party in a domestic case. She decided to file a motion in the cause for equitable distribution for several reasons instead of amending her client's answer to the complaint that he filed pro se earlier. 

Should You Consider Buying a Law Firm?
Have you ever considered buying a law firm?

Based on my personal experience, most lawyers have not thought about it. If the idea has crossed your mind, you may think that is only an option for larger firms or for individuals with more capital than you.

Help! The North Carolina State Bar Opened a Grievance Against Me. What Do I Do?
First, you need to understand how grievances are started at the North Carolina State Bar. Almost anything can trigger the opening of a grievance at the North Carolina State Bar, but typically someone submits a complaint.  And while a complaint usually comes from a client or former client, it can really come from anyone ...

Conflicts of Interest Practice Guide
Conflicts. The one word answer for why the firm made the headlines in the newspaper today. Yes, the most severe legal malpractice settlements and verdicts all come from conflict claims.

How Do You Know Where You're Going If You Don't Have A Plan?
Get the book from the law firm planning experts to help you discover the best plan for succession in your law firm. Maximize your firm's value, care for your clients, and confidently chase your dreams.

Leading Law Roundtable, October 21
How Small Firms Can Use Legal Data for Legal Data for Business Development, led by Jeff Cox, UniCourt

If you are a Managing Partner, a law firm leader, or a legal professional interested in Evolving & Thriving, join our Leading Law Roundtable via Zoom on Thursday, October 21 at noon for an opportunity of virtual networking, asking questions of experts, sharing challenges and seeking advice. Sign up for Leading Law to register for this event.