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I Value Lawyers Mutual Because of its CLE Roadshow

Continuing education is necessary if you want to keep your law practice safe and successful. It’s also necessary if you want to keep your law license.

That’s why our insureds value our Put Into Practice seminars so highly.

Each year, Lawyers Mutual takes our CLE road show to locations throughout North Carolina, from Asheville to Wrightsville Beach. Expert panelists offer cutting-edge pointers on risk management and loss prevention. Attendees get three hours of CLE credit towards their annual 12-hour requirement.

Best of all, the Put Into Practice programs are free to insured lawyers – and to their paralegals and staff as well – representing a potential savings of hundreds of dollars.

It’s a big reason lawyers value their relationship with Lawyers Mutual.

2019-2020 CLE Schedule

The current edition of the CLE roadshow is titled Put Into Practice: Risk Management Tips for Your Law Firm. The programs kick off October 29, 2019, in Clemmons and conclude February 6, 2020, in Cary. All programs begin at 9 AM and conclude at 12:30 PM.

Here is the full schedule:

  • Tue, Oct. 29 – Clemmons
  • Wed, Oct. 30 – Asheville
  • Thu, Oct. 31 – Greensboro
  • Fri, Nov. 22 – Concord
  • Wed, Jan. 22 – Greenville
  • Thu, Jan. 23 – New Bern
  • Fri, Jan. 24 – Wrightsville Beach
  • Thu, Feb. 6 – Cary (Two sessions: AM and PM)

2019-2020 CLE Agenda

1. Professional Misconduct Allegations

Understanding the grievance process
The most common complaints
Tips for responding
How to avoid them altogether
 
2. Cybersecurity Without Breaking the Bank

An overview of legal and regulatory considerations in light of emerging technologies while spotlighting that any size law firm is susceptible. Discussion topics include:
Everyone is a target, from the attorney to the paralegal to the legal assistant.
Quick and easy ways to protect yourself and your clients through encryption, physical controls, network controls, IoT and Removable Media.
Train the humans.
Why you should destroy your data.
 
3. This Case is Killing Me

Lawsuits can be stressful (and lawsuits against YOU can be even more stressful) on clients, attorneys, carriers, and others. This panel will address the stresses of representing difficult clients and how to prevent those cases from evolving into a legal malpractice claim.

When a legal malpractice claim does arise, there are mental health and stress concerns for all participants in the litigation process. The panel will discuss common pitfalls in representing challenging clients, tips on how to protect yourself and your law practice – including when and how to fire a problem client, as well as tips on how to assist clients and colleagues who may be suffering under the pressure and challenges of a difficult case, or in the face of a malpractice claim

Note: Lawyers Mutual is a MCLE approved provider with the North Carolina State Bar. Attendance at the Put Into Practice seminar qualifies for two hours of general credit (includes the required Technology hour) and one hour of ethic/professionalism credit.

And It’s Not Just CLE

Lawyers Mutual offers something no other insurer in the state provides: a comprehensive program of claims prevention education offered free to its policyholders.

Our Put Into Practice seminars are a highlight of those efforts. But our services also include malpractice alerts, newsletters, access to a lending library of CDs and tapes, and everyday assistance from underwriting and claims specialists.

Lawyers Mutual has an unmatched reputation for leadership and education for North Carolina lawyers. Our claims lawyers speak and write on trending topics. Our Board of Directors are leaders in the legal community. Several have served as past presidents of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. We sponsor the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism programs held across the state.

These are some of the ways we help keep North Carolina lawyers savvy, safe and successful.

See You at the CLE Road Show!

We look forward to meeting you and saying hello at an upcoming Put Into Practice seminar. Be sure to tell us what we can do to improve your CLE experience. We know you value Lawyers Mutual because of our seminars – we want to keep increasing that value!

 

 

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Client Services

Client Services is dedicated to carrying out the mission of Lawyers Mutual through providing education and risk management resources. Client Services focuses on nurturing relationships with insureds through various forms of communication. For more information call 800. 662. 8843, Follow us on Twitter @LawyersMutualNC, connect on our LinkedIn page, like us on Facebook.

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