The Best Money You Will Spend on Your Firm’s Tech This Year

There’s a certain kind of advice you get once in a while that is a little infuriating. I’ve certainly gotten it a bunch, I bet you have, too. It never fails to irritate me. And here I am now about to do the same thing to you. It happened to me most recently with a lawyer friend who is really into photography. He takes amazing pictures and has one of those fancy cameras with the big lenses that you carry around separately in its own backpack. He brings back incredible photos from national parks and foreign destinations.   Read More +

Financial Tips for Preparing for Retirement

Pay down debt. As you approach retirement, you don’t want debt to stand in the way of your future. The snowball method of debt reduction allows you to see wins along your journey which keeps you inspired to move forward. Identify your smallest debt and pay it off as quickly as possible. Then take the monthly payment that had been allocated towards the debt and add it to the minimum payment you have been making on your next smallest debt.   Read More +

Lawyers Mutual Partners with Erik Mazzone

Lawyers Mutual is excited to announce a new partnership with Erik Mazzone and Mazzone Works, LLC.  Erik, who is a nationally-known law practice management advisor, will be working with Lawyers Mutual to bolster our law practice management capabilities. Read More +

Do I Need Tail Coverage?

The most frequently asked question we receive in the Underwriting Department is “do I need tail coverage?”  This, of course, leads to questions about what it is, how does it work, and what is the cost. Every attorney’s situation is different, and you should speak with one of our underwriters about your specific situation.  With that said, let’s review the basic concepts of tail coverage to help you answer this question.     Read More +

RM Alert-Common Errors in Estates and Trusts

Over the last few years, Lawyers Mutual has seen an increase in Estates and Trusts (E&T) claims.  In 2021, E&T claims were the third most common claims according to area of practice.  Only Plaintiff’s personal injury and residential real estate generated more claims by practice area.  Errors occur in both estate planning and estate administration. Two common E&T errors are:   Read More +

Here’s to The Death of Work-Life Balance

Friends, lawyers, colleagues, lend me your ears: I come to bury “work-life balance,” not to praise it. The phrase belongs in the Dustbin of the Obsolete, along with the pet rock, Chevy Vega, Blockbuster Video membership card and Ronco Rhinestone Stud Setter. And good riddance, I say. The idea that your “work” and your “life” are two separate, distinct things on opposite ends of some cosmic scale has long passed its expiration date. The stress of finding the perfect balance between your personal and professional selves, the struggle to maintain it for a minute, an hour, a whole day. Who needs it?   Read More +

The Imposter Lawyer Who Froze

Once there was a lawyer who froze. It happened at a bad moment – a terrible one, professionally speaking. He was standing before a room full of other lawyers giving a CLE presentation on the 10 Building Blocks of a Successful Law Practice. Within minutes of starting, an attendee asked an impossible question, and his brain shut down.    Read More +

MDRP and CRDP: A Sea Change

Is military disability retired pay divisible in divorce? Is Concurrent Disability and Retired Pay divisible? A recent administrative ruling by the Department of Defense sheds new light on dividing CRDP when there is a disability retirement and a divorce.  Let’s see what the new rule is.   Read More +

Requesting Files from Clients (Without Email)

There are many times you need to ask that your clients send you files. Most everyone knows how to attach files and send via email, but is there a better way? Are there a lot of files? Large files? Do the files hold sensitive information like bank records, taxes, or insurance claims? There are many ways to securely request files that will make it easier and more secure for you and your clients. And you probably have the tools to do so already!   Read More +

LM Welcomes Summer Intern, Joanna Diaz

Lawyers Mutual is pleased to welcome Joanna Diaz, a 1L at Campbell University School of Law, as a summer intern. Joanna earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida.     Read More +

Ukraine: Stay and Remain, Part 2

Thousands of servicemembers have been deployed in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Naval frigates, surveillance aircraft, artillery units and brigade combat teams are all heading out as part of the first-ever NATO Response Force. Undoubtedly some of the servicemembers (SMs) will be involved in civil cases, administrative legal proceedings, and family law litigation.  Some of these SMs will likely ask the court to freeze the case during a deployment (or any period in which the SM is unavailable due to assigned duties), so the status quo will remain while the SM is not available.   Read More +