Put Into Practice April 2023
Law Lessons from Spring Training 2023
Just back from my 2023 Spring Training baseball tour with exciting news to report on chili slaw-dogs, Shohei Ohtani and the privilege of pressure. Not to mention the Pitch Clock – the biggest rules change in Major League Baseball since the Designated Hitter. Plus the marvelous World Baseball Classic, which was just getting underway as I wrapped up my most recent visit to MLB training camps in south Florida.  

Trust Accounts and Bank Failures: What You Need to Know
Recent bank failures have caused concerns for lawyers holding client funds in their trust accounts. Many of our insureds have contacted Lawyers Mutual to ask questions about their ethical and malpractice exposure and any steps that they can take to protect themselves and their clients.

Do you To Do?
I was mad at Microsoft for a pretty long time. I am finally over it (mostly). 
To understand why, you must first know that I spent an absurd amount of time and energy looking for the perfect task management program. I tried, almost literally, everything I could find. No kidding, I probably cycled through fifty or more different programs over a decade or so. 

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!

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.
Thank you for attending LM CLE!
Thank you to our insureds and their staff for attending LML’s 2022-2023 Put Into Practice Travel CLE programs across North Carolina. We were thrilled to be in person with you again sharing risk management tips and tech ideas to improve efficiencies at your law firms. LML’s Put Into Practice Travel CLE session returns Fall 2023. See you soon!
LM Title Upcoming CLE
No Mistakes, Just Happy Little Accidents
May 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Virtual

Parapalooza 2023
May 16, 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Great Wolf Lodge, Concord
5 CPE/CLE credits

SAVE THE DATE! Parapalooza 2023 - Raleigh
October 4, 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
6 CPE/CLE credits.

Visit our Website for more details.
Family Law Traps
Risk Management Practice Guide to help with divorce and family law matters associated with divorce.

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