Put Into Practice September 2023


Putting the Fun Back in Legal Fundamentals

Want to rejuvenate your Law Life?  Stop working so hard and start playing more. The key to a saner, safer and more sensational Law Life might just be to have more fun, not bill more hours. And there’s a growing body of evidence to back that up.  

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Artificial Intelligence, Real Practice

"We have only bits and pieces of information, but what  we know for certain is that at some point in the early 21st Century all of mankind was united in celebration. We marveled at our own magnificence as we gave birth...to AI.”  These lines, spoken by heroic Captain Morpheus in the 1999 movie The Matrix, tell the story of [spoiler alert, though it’s arguable that no such warning is needed when talking about a 24-year old movie because, well, if you haven’t seen it by now you probably aren’t planning on seeing it anyway] the war between humans and artificial intelligence driven machines.

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The First Rule of Getting Out of Holes: Reducing Attorney and Staff Turnover

When you find yourself in a hole and you want to get out, as the saying goes, the first rule is to stop digging. Nowhere is this more true than in digging out of an altogether too common hole among law firms today: reducing attorney and staff turnover.

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Connect with Erik Mazzone

LML insureds can work one-on-one with Erik by phone, video or email. As an added benefit of Lawyers Mutual coverage, insureds may have three consultations with Erik annually at no cost, which provides a substantial value to our insureds. Schedule an appointment with Erik today!


Supreme Court Approves Proposed Changes to CLE Program

On June 14, 2023, the North Carolina Supreme Court approved the State Bar’s proposed changes to the rules of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program. 

Click here to see a chart with the new rules which go into effect March 1, 2024.

Mecklenburg County Courts Upgrade to Digital Case Management System 

The Mecklenburg County court system will upgrade to a new digital case management system on October 9, 2023, the director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) announced today.​

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LML Fall CLE Series

10/13/2023 – Cary – Embassy Suites. Register here.

10/27/2023 – Greensboro – Sheraton Greensboro. Register here.

12/01/2023 – Asheville – Doubletree. Register here.

See more details and Winter 2024 dates here.

LM on the Road

September 28: NCADA & NCAJ New Lawyer Divisions Joint Program – Raleigh

September 29: Buncombe County Bar PNA CLE – Asheville

September 29: Iredell County Bar Assn / Jud. District 32A CLE – Statesville

September 29: NCAWA Annual Meeting – Charlotte

We look forward to connecting with you as we promote professional responsibility and build community across North Carolina.  

LM Title Upcoming CLE - Parapalooza 2023

Parapalooza 2023 - Raleigh

October 10, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CLE; After party 4:30 p.m.

5 CPE/CLE credits.

Register here.

File Management: Retention and Destruction

This Lawyers Mutual Practice Guide will help you manage your case files. It is designed as a tool for firms that currently have active files, are looking to convert to electronic files, or new firms looking for file system information.

Download here.

Newly Released! Respect - An Insight to Attorney Compensation Plans, by Brenda Barnes and Camille Stell

This guide to attorney compensation includes:
  • Compensation formulas
  • Managing Partner compensation
  • Compensation carve-outs such as paying non-equity partners
  • Compensation system biases
  • Trends in compensation

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