Put Into Practice
July 2022
RM Alert-Common Errors in Estates and Trusts
Over the last few years, Lawyers Mutual has seen an increase in Estates and Trusts (E&T) claims. In 2021, E&T claims were the third most common claims according to area of practice. Only Plaintiff’s personal injury and residential real estate generated more claims by practice area. Errors occur in both estate planning and estate administration.

Here’s to The Death of Work-Life Balance
Friends, lawyers, colleagues, lend me your ears: I come to bury “work-life balance,” not to praise it. The phrase belongs in the Dustbin of the Obsolete, along with the pet rock, Chevy Vega, Blockbuster Video membership card and Ronco Rhinestone Stud Setter. And good riddance, I say.

Practice Points with Mark Scruggs
Service by email? Ugh! If you are like me, you overlook important emails often. It’s understandable; most of them don’t need to be read anyway. Other times, essential emails go directly to my spam folder, and I don’t see them for days because I’m not diligent about checking my spam filter. In my work, overlooking an email is usually not fatal. For a practicing lawyer like you, not so much.
Leading Law: How a Virtual Community Can Help Modernize Your Law Practice
Have you ever wished for a group of experts down the hall who were available anytime to answer any questions about building your law practice?
With a virtual community, you have just that – a group of experts ready and willing to help. A virtual community is simply a group of folks with common interests who use an internet platform to share ideas.

Permanent Remote Online Notarization Bill Now Law
The House and Senate both approved House Bill 776, and Governor Cooper signed the Remote Online Notarization (RON) into law on July 8, 2022. Because of the extensive and complex amount of work to prepare the RON program, the effective date is set at July 1, 2023. Emergency Video Notarizations will resume, effective immediately, as a stop-gap measure to allow video notarizations while permanent RON procedures are being put in place.

LM Title FREE CLE Series
Check Please ... Estates Revisited
June 13, 2022, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Live Webcast *1 hour CLE/CPE general Credit

Case Law Update
August 16, 2022, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Live Webcast *1 hour CLE/CPE general Credit pending approval

Parapalooza 2022—It’s All Legit
October 4, 2022, 8:45 am—4:15 pm cocktail hour to follow
​In person *6 CPE Credits

Opening a Law Firm Toolkit
The idea of opening your own firm is exciting as you think about being your own boss. Keep in mind there is much more to consider when opening a law firm than just where you’ll hang your hat. 

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.