Put Into Practice
November 2022
The Lawyer Who Stopped Chasing Squirrels
Over the years, I have represented lots of lawyers who had unsatisfying Law Lives because they were chasing after the wrong things. This was not my judgment, mind you. This was by their own admission, though it often took them a while to realize it. For years – sometimes decades – they had been too busy waking up each morning, putting on their lawyer hat, and doing what they did the day before to indulge in career introspection.

Common Litigation Errors: Missed Deadlines
Missed deadlines remain the number one source of claims at Lawyers Mutual. Although it appears missed deadlines would be an easy error to avoid, we see it all too frequently. Missed deadlines can include missed statutes of limitations, missed deadlines to obtain alias and pluries summons, missed discovery deadlines, and missed appellate deadlines.

Emergency Video Notarization (EVN) is Back and REN is on the Way: NC Secretary of State Seeks Public Comments
The NC Secretary of State’s Office is currently seeking comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) #1 untilNovember 30, 2022. To review and submit comments, please visit www.sosnc.gov/rulemaking.

Document Automation 101: Techniques You Use Today Without Spending a Dollar
I’m not a doctor, but I play one on the internet. A few years ago, an Italian orthopedist spoke at a medical conference about some special technique she invented. The conference materials apparently listed my email address for the doctor’s contact information (her actual email is different from mine by one letter). Since then, I have continued to receive frequent email requests to consult on orthopedic surgery cases from around the world that are meant for Dr. Elena Mazzone.

Connect with Erik
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!

LML Put into Practice Fall CLE Series
Risk Management Tips for Your Law Firm
November 29 – Asheville. REGISTER NOW!

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File Management: Retention and Destruction
A law office depends on its filing system to function efficiently.
Files need to be organized and easy to find. They can either be in paper or electronic format.

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