Put Into Practice July 2023


How to Lead an "Easy Does It" Law Life

Do you ever ask yourself, “Shouldn’t it be getting easier?” By “it” I mean practicing law. But I also mean practicing life. If you’ve done it long enough to get the hang of it and learned a few lessons along the way, shouldn’t it be getting easier every day? 

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Your 2023 Plan for Recruiting Paralegals

Law firms are known for being notoriously slow in hiring. One of my favorite jobs took me five months to get after making the initial contact. I was employed at the time, but five months is a long time to wait. Job candidates tell me they can go weeks or even months without hearing a status update from a potential employer. While I was willing to wait five months, this scenario is unlikely to work in your favor in today’s employment climate. 

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Checklist for Hiring Paralegals

Get tips and resources for hiring Paralegals including recruiting, internships, freelance paralegals and more.

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Is Your Website Working for You?

Law firm website are, for many firms, the albatross around the neck of their business development efforts. They are expensive and time consuming to create and for a lot of lawyers they are not an especially productive part of their business development systems. You have to have one, because when a potential client is referred to your firm or a potential employee is interviewing for a position with your firm, they will very likely first go to your website to see what it is your firm says to the world about itself. 

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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!


EVN Is Extended Through 2024

Senate Bill 552 was signed in to law by Gov. Roy Cooper on June 23. This new law allows Emergency Video Notarization (EVN) to remain in place until the end of June 2024 while work on Remote Electronic Notarization (REN) rules continues.

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Register for the Wire Fraud Conference

Wire Fraud Conference presented by the NC Real estate Commission, NC State Bar and Investor’s Title

August 2, 2023

Mission Health/ A-B Tech Conference Center

340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801

Register Now


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 can pay your bill online, download a declaration page, get confirmation of insurance, make policy changes, and add and remove attorneys.

Save the Date! LML Fall CLE Series

10/13/2023 – Cary – Embassy Suites

10/27/2023 – Greensboro – Sheraton Greensboro

12/01/2023 – Asheville – Doubletree

Details coming soon.

LM Title Upcoming CLE

Parapalooza 2023 - Raleigh

October 10, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

5 CPE/CLE credits.

Register here.

Data Breach 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. 

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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

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