Put Into Practice March 2023
Confessions of a JD Neat Freak
I must confess to being a bit of a neat freak about my home and workspace.
I believe the benefits of orderliness – knowing where things are, not wasting hours looking for what you need, having a comfortable landing pad after another hard day on planet earth – outweigh the modest cost in time and effort.
Lawyers Mutual Declares Dividend
Lawyers Mutual is pleased to again be able to declare and pay a policyholder dividend. The dividend represents approximately 5.3% of the final premium paid on 2022 policies. This year’s dividend represents the nineteenth time since 1999 that Lawyers Mutual has declared and paid a policyholder dividend, and the twelfth consecutive year. 

Recovering From Mistakes
There exists in the legal profession an unrealistic expectation of perfection. I say unrealistic because I have not yet met a lawyer who has not made a mistake at some point in his or her career. The best lawyers make mistakes. If you practice long enough, you will make a mistake. This does not mean that you are a bad lawyer. It means that you are human. 

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!

NC State Bar Synopsis
The synopsis of the January 2023 meeting of the State Bar Council was recently posted on the North Carolina State Bar website. While there were no ethics opinions adopted in January, multiple rule amendments were adopted, subject to NC Supreme Court approval. To learn more, click here.  
Odyssey Pilots in Wake, Johnston, Harnett & Lee Counties: A Real Property Perspective 
Those who practice in Wake, Johnston, Harnett and Lee counties have already begun to experience what it is like to perform a search in the Odyssey Portal system.

On-Demand CLE and the LM Portal and App: New Insured Benefits!
On-Demand CLE
Lawyers Mutual's new On-Demand platform offers CLE at your convenience. Choose from various topics including Real Estate, Cyber Security, Estates and Trust, Ethics, Law Practice Management, Technology, and more! As a benefit to insureds, CLE fees are reasonably priced for attorneys and FREE for paralegals. Learn more on our website.

LM Portal and App
Lawyers Mutual is pleased to offer a new and improved way to manage your policy and easily and quickly get the documents you need 24/7. You will be able to pay your bill online, download a declaration page, get confirmation of insurance, make policy changes, and add and remove attorneys.

Be on the lookout in April for an email from Lawyers Mutual Underwriting to the policy primary contact that will include account set-up instructions.
LM Title Upcoming CLE
Parapalooza 2023
May 16, 2023, 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC
5 CPE credits

Visit our Website for more details.
Data Branch Incident Response Plan Toolkit
Our incident response plan has been developed to reduce the exposures to our organization, our customers/ employees, and our partners that arise out of a data theft or data loss incident. We have an affirmative duty to protect our customer information and to properly respond to an incident that is both part of our Security Plan and that is required by law.

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