Put Into Practice
January 2023
Make 2023 the Year of Managed Expectations
Want a New Year’s Resolution that’s free, painless and guaranteed to improve your Law Life? Resolve to make 2023 the Year of Managed Expectations. To succeed, you don’t have to join a gym, swear off Ghirardelli Premium Chocolate Squares, or cancel Netflix. You will have to change your thinking – and perhaps a behavior or two. But if you stick with it, great riches will come your way.

Own Your Mistakes But Don't Fall on Your Sword
If you practice law long enough, you are bound to make a mistake while representing a client. Some mistakes are harmless and immaterial. Other mistakes may be fatal to your client’s case. In between those two extremes are mistakes that cause your client to suffer some negative consequences or create the possibility of negative consequences in the future.

Our Legal Deserts
Odds are that you are sitting in the Triangle, the Triad, Charlotte or perhaps in Fayetteville, Asheville or Wilmington. There are fewer lawyers per capita in North Carolina than in other large states, especially in rural communities. The American Bar Association survey published in 2022 states that there are only 2.5 lawyers in the state for every 1,000 residents, leaving North Carolina at number 39 in the nation.

Preparing for an Economic Downturn Part 2: Protecting Cash Flow and Client Base
I grew up with my German grandma living with my family. She was like a third parent to my brother and me. She wasn’t an educated person; her formal schooling ended in 8th grade and she immigrated to the US in the early 1920’s after she turned 18. She was smart and wise and had lived through the best and worst the 20th century had to offer.

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!

NCAOC announces go-live date for eCourts File & Serve Track 1
The Odyssey eCourts File and Serve go-live date for the four pilot counties (Wake, Harnett, Lee & Johnston) is rescheduled for Monday, February 13, 2023. Attorneys and individuals in the four pilot counties as well as those attorneys in other counties wishing to file cases in the four pilot counties will be required to do so via File & Serve. 

For additional information including the portal guide, registration and FAQs, please visit the eCourts page of the NC Courts website
Original Jurisdiction Podcast
Original Jurisdiction, a podcast about law and the legal profession, features host David Lat interviewing some of the most interesting people in the law interviewed litigator turned bestselling true-crime author, Steven Epstein, an attorney at Poyner Spruill in Raleigh, NC. Last fall, Epstein released his third novel, Extreme Punishment, a definitive work about Law Professor Dan Markel's remarkable life and tragic death. You can listen to the podcast here: The Dan Markel Case: An Interview With Steven Epstein (substack.com)
LML Put into Practice Winter CLE Series
Risk Management Tips for Your Law Firm
Thur., Feb. 2, 2023 - New Bern. Register here.
Fri., Feb. 3, 2023 - Wrightsville Beach. Register here.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2023 - Cary AM Session. Register here.
Mon, Feb. 13, 2023 - Cary PM Session. Register here.
Thur., Feb. 16, 2023 - Greenville. Register here.
Thur., Feb. 23, 2023 - Fayetteville. Register here.
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30-Minute Malpractice Checkup
A quick and easy way to assess your risk management readiness.