Put Into Practice
January 2022
Instructions for an Astonishing Law Life
Here’s a tip for a terrific Law Life: make room for a little astonishment each day. You may find it’s easier said than done. Nothing surprises us anymore. We’ve seen and heard it all. We can stream any movie ever made, listen to any song ever recorded, google the answer to any question ever asked.

A Retirement Story: From Someone Who’s Been There
Dr. David Ekerdt is a former professor who spent his career studying retirement as a sociology and gerontology specialist. In an essay written for the Wall Street Journal titled “I Spent 44 Years Studying Retirement. Then I Retired.”, Dr. Ekerdt shares his personal story.

Common Errors in Litigation Claims
In 2021, litigation errors constituted one-third of all the claims reported to Lawyers Mutual. Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, under the litigation umbrella, constituted the single practice area with the most reported claims. Missed deadlines breed the most errors. 

Duty to Report: Don't Be an Ostrich
We have all heard the saying, “Don’t bury your head in the sand.” It was once believed that ostriches buried their heads in the sand to avoid predators. The theory was that ostriches were so simple-minded that they thought that, if they couldn’t see their predators, then their predators couldn’t see them. While we now know this to be a myth, the saying lives on.

Ethics Review
2021 State Bar Ethics Opinions.
The North Carolina State Bar adopted six new ethics opinions in 2021.  These opinions cover a range of topics, including issues that are a regular source of calls to Lawyers Mutual:  

Lawyers Mutual CLE Series

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Is It Over Yet? The Duty Of Competence Is More Than What You Think…Especially Now.

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