Wednesday, 16 November 2022
The LMICK Minute - Issue #27
News & Updates
TODAY! Free CLE at Noon (EST): Resilience Strategies for Managing Stress and Depression During the Holidays
We are heading into what is predicted to be the most “normal” holiday season we’ve seen in years. While that is a relief to many, we are reminded that it is still a season filled with its own unique stressors: additional obligations but no additional time, sometimes difficult family dynamics, and financial stresses. Join moderator, KBA President Amy Cubbage, as she leads a panel discussion on strategies for reducing stress, depression, and anxiety during the holidays. Click here to register. Note, the CLE will be made available on-demand if you are unable to attend the live version.
Should Attorneys Copy Clients on Emails? New ABA Formal Opinion Provides Guidance
“In the absence of special circumstances, lawyers who copy their clients on an electronic communication sent to counsel representing another person in the matter impliedly consent to receiving counsel’s ‘reply all’ to the communication. Thus, unless that result is intended, lawyers should not copy their clients on electronic communications to such counsel; instead, lawyers should separately forward these communications to their clients.” Click here to read the entire opinion.
LMICK Collecting Donations at KLU in Paducah and Louisville
Thank you to those who generously donated office supplies at the Pikeville KLU for attorneys still recovering from the Eastern Kentucky floods! We were able to meet that need…but we want to do more. LMICK in partnership with the Kentucky Bar Association and the KBA Young Lawyers Division are collecting non-perishable food items at the remaining KLUs. Items will be donated to the food pantry serving the local community. Check out our social media for more information!
Eastern Kentucky Flooding Disaster Recovery Continues
If you are interested in providing pro bono assistance directly to flood victims, we recommend signing up as a volunteer with AppalReD on their website. We will continue to make our disaster response resources available on the LMICK website!
Practical Tips in Cybersecurity Series #4: Avoid Package Delivery and Phishing Scams
As we prepare to enter the busy holiday season, cyber criminals are banking on you being distracted so you will share personal and financial information. One scam on the rise is the package delivery scam, which typically involves a text or email with a link to update shipping or payment preferences. Check out this alert from the Federal Communication Commission for more information on the package delivery scams. For more information about phishing scams in general, click here.
Did you know? Your LMICK policy includes access to several cyber security risk management resources and some cyber coverage free of charge. Detailed log-in information is inside your LMICK Policy Folder. Contact Courtney Risk to discuss any coverage or log-in questions
Law Firm Transitions: What Are Your Ethical Duties?
Do you know what your ethical duties are if a lawyer is leaving your firm? What if you are the departing lawyer; what are your ethical duties? This article explores these duties and highlights some practical steps you and your firm should consider when facing a firm transition.
What Are You Grateful For, Today?
“People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they're thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems.” This article explores the science behind a gratitude practice and creative ways you can incorporate gratitude into your life, beyond the Thanksgiving season.
LMICK Fourth Quarter CLE Now Available!
It’s Time for Your Annual Check-up! Measuring the Health of Your Law Firm with the LMICK Risk Management Tool 1.0 hour Ethics CLE!
While it may take more than “an apple a day” to keep malpractice and ethical complaints at bay, LMICK has a new tool to check-up on the health of your firm. Attendees will receive an overview of the new 30-Minute Malpractice Check-Up and how to use it. This session will discuss issues related to communication (SCR 3.130(1.4)), fees (SCR 3.130(1.5, 1.15)), supervision (SCR 3.130(5.1-5.3)), and conflicts (SCR 3.30(1.7-1.11, 1.13). Attendees will gain a better understanding of these pitfalls and discuss solutions and resources for a healthier practice.
Because this season can be hectic, this quarterly CLE is available on-demand for our insureds to be viewed at your convenience. We hope you take advantage of this tool as we end the year and aim to start the new year off right!
Kentucky Law Update Registration is Now Open
The 2022 Kentucky Law Update program will include one day of live, in-person training in each location as well as an on-demand component. LMICK is excited to present live: Small Steps, Big Impact: Practical Tips for Protecting Your Practice (1.0 hour of ethics). This session will identify the most common causes of liability and then will equip attendees with small steps that can have a big impact on reducing their exposure and protecting their practice. KLU registration is now available!
We look forward to seeing you!
LMICK is proud to support the organizations that support you and your work! We will be out and about this fall, leading CLEs and tabling events. We hope you can join us at one of these currently scheduled events (and make sure to come say hello)!
|Nov. 17:||Kentucky Law Update, Paducah|
|Dec. 1:||Kentucky Law Update, Louisville|
Need a CLE Speaker? We are currently scheduling ethics CLEs for 2023 and would love to speak to your group! You can check out our updated list of available topics and request to schedule, here. Keep in mind that spring fills up quickly as everyone scrambles for ethics credits before the deadline!