Put Into Practice
June 2021
It Was The Best of Times, A Father’s Day Greeting from Dickens
Within that opening line to A Tale of Two Cities lies the secret to a long and happy Law Life.

Professionalism In The Practice Of Law
The pandemic has taken its toll on our society’s mental health and wellness. Attorneys have not been spared.

Practice Points With Mark Scruggs: Improve Your Practice By Improving Your Engagement Agreement
I've written about this before, but I think it's important enough to touch on again. The engagement agreement is the first step to a good attorney-client relationship.

Estates And Trusts Step 1: Who Is Your Client?
When Lawyers Mutual’s claims attorneys talk through situations with our insureds, one of the first questions we ask is often “who is your client?” This is especially true in estates matters where the client can fill multiple roles (individual or fiduciary) and other parties may be directly involved.

Seeking COVID Immunities Under The PREP Act In Federal Court: A Primer On Complete Preemption
Federal district courts’ analysis of removal rights under the PREP Act provides a timely primer on the complete preemption doctrine.

Sharon Parker Selected As Chair Of The Lawyers Mutual Board of Directors
Lawyers Mutual is pleased to announce a change to its Board of Directors. Sharon Parker has become the Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina after serving on the Board for 22 years.

LM Welcomes Summer Intern Shawn Singleton
Lawyers Mutual is pleased to welcome Shawn Singleton, a 1L at NC Central School of Law, as a summer intern. Shawn hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia and earned his undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University.

Lawyers Mutual 2020 Annual Report
Community is the thread that connects Lawyers Mutual’s past, present and future. We were created in 1977 by a community of North Carolina lawyers with a shared vision. Since then, our unwavering commitment to that community has shaped and defined us.

Data Security Policy Practice Guide
With each new piece of technology comes new potential for data security breach. To prevent the intentional or unintentional problems created by employee use of software and equipment, developing a thorough data securities policy is more important than ever.

Thriving...While Navigating Early Career Choices Podcast
Join ReelTime CLE for Part 1 of our interview with the intrepid, engaging, insightful, and introspective Alexis Robertson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for national law firm Foley & Lardner, LLP. You'll be inspired, encouraged, and moved as you hear about her career development as a BigLaw labor & employment litigator, a top-shelf legal recruiter, and her current gig as a DE&I professional.

How Do You Know Where You're Going If You Don't Have A Plan?
Get the book from the law firm planning experts to help you discover the best plan for succession in your law firm. Maximize your firm's value, care for your clients, and confidently chase your dreams.

Click here to view Designing A Succession Plan for Your Law Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide for Preparing Your Firm for Maximum Value.

June Happiness Calendar

Even on difficult days, there are still things to be grateful for. And by noticing more of the good things, we can train our brains to be more resilient. The monthly Joyful June Calendar is a day-by-day guide to well-being. 
The North Carolina State Bar Council recently adopted one new ethics opinion: 2021 Formal Ethics Opinion 1, Contemporaneous Residential Real Estate Closings, and considered 11 ethics inquiries. The committee approved the publication of four proposed opinions. The Ethics Committee welcomes comments on the proposed FEOs through June 25, 2021, via email to ethicscomments@ncbar.gov.
CLE I Took the Road Death Traveled: The Intersection of Real Property Law and Estate Administration!

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CLE Video Replays – Evolving and Thriving During a Pandemic

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