LMICK Minute

May 15, 2024

News & Updates

Reminder: CLE Deadline is June 30th!

Kentucky’s deadline for attending CLE’s will be here before you know it. Take some time to log-in and check your progress to ensure you will meet the requirement. Also, make plans to attend the Lawyers Mutual Second Quarter CLE next week for a fun ethics session on “dueling” in Kentucky next week on Tuesday, May 21st.

Need more CLE credits? Many of our partners are offering CLE programming throughout May and June. Check out the calendar, below, for a few of those upcoming offerings or take advantage of our on-demand CLEs, here.

May 07, 2024

To Our Policyholders:

We are pleased to have served you, our Policyholders, for another year. I consider it an honor and a privilege to write this message each year to share a bit about your Company, Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky (LMICK). I often think of lawyers as superheroes – and in many ways they are just that as they pull off amazing feats to help a plaintiff with serious injuries; defend a corporation against “bet the farm” litigation; secure a not guilty verdict for a wrongly accused criminal defendant; and on and on. In this job, I am reminded, however, that these superheroes are not infallible. Yes, Virginia, lawyers do make mistakes and when they do LMICK is always ready to assist you.

April 17, 2024

News & Updates

Congratulations to Kentucky’s Newest Attorneys!

LMICK would like to congratulate Kentucky’s (soon to be) newest attorneys! The swearing in ceremony is set for April 25, 2024 in Frankfort. If you have a newly admitted attorney joining your practice, remember to add them to your policy by filling out this Add an Attorney form on our website.

March 21, 2024

News & Updates

Proposed Rule Amendment: Comments Accepted Until April 15, 2024

The Kentucky Rules of Evidence Rules Review Commission has recommended adoption of proposed amendments to KRE 506 (Counselor-client privilege) and KRE 702 (Testimony by experts). Written comments to the proposed amendments must be submitted by April 15, 2024 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

February 21, 2024

News & Updates

LIMITED QUANTITY: Free Tickets Available to Insureds for An Evening with Goose Givens, March 6th

LMICK is proud to support the Kentucky Bar Foundation’s An Evening with Goose Givens on March 6th at the Lexington Downtown Hilton before the UK vs. Vanderbilt game. As a part of LMICK’s support for the event, we have a few tickets available we would like to pass on to our insureds. If you are interested, please email Courtney to coordinate. These tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The event will feature Jack “Goose” Givens, member of the 1978 NCAA National Championship team, as he shares little-known stories about the championship and beyond. The event raises money for the KBF which provides grants to law-related programs and organizations across the Commonwealth. We hope to see you there!

January 17, 2024

News & Updates

Jessica Beavin is Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky’s new Senior Underwriter

Jessica was promoted to Senior Underwriter following the retirement of Lois Smith. Many of you have gotten to know Jessica after she joined the Lawyers Mutual team in January 2023. Jessica brings prior insurance experience and has been supporting both our underwriting and claims teams during her tenure. We are excited to welcome Jessica to her new role. She is looking forward to getting to know all of you! You can reach Jessica directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

December 06, 2023

To our Policyholders

Thank you for allowing us to serve you in 2023! If you are new to Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky in 2023, welcome and thank you for trusting us with your legal professional liability insurance needs. If you have been an insured before this year, thank you for your loyalty and continued trust in us. We are proud to serve the lawyers of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

November 15, 2023

News & Updates

In-Person CLE TODAY!
“Oh, Yay, the Holidays!” Maintaining Your Competence in Stressful Seasons

For our Lexington insureds, we are speaking, today, to the Fayette County Bar Association Women Lawyers Association at noon at the FCBA classroom! Join Courtney Risk, Yvette Hourigan and Dr. Heather Risk as they discuss maintaining competence during stressful seasons. For more information, click here.

Did you read the title of the CLE with enthusiasm or sarcasm? While we often celebrate the holidays as a joyous occasion, the holidays can bring up many complicated emotions—including joy, grief, sadness, isolation, trauma, and more. Navigating stressful seasons—whether it’s the holidays or some other stressful season in life—can impact our ability to maintain our duties of competence (1.1), diligence (1.3), communication (1.4), and supervision (5.1-5.3). This panel session will provide an overview of the potential ethical pitfalls that can occur during these seasons. Attendees will then be provided tools for navigating the stress—for themselves and for their practice.

For those that cannot attend, KYLAP will make a recording of the CLE available soon. Follow us on LinkedIn or check out our December LMICK Minute for the link!

October 18, 2023

News & Updates

Cybersecurity 101: Ethical Duties and Practical Tips for Kentucky Lawyers
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 at 12:00 EST
1.25 hours of Kentucky Ethics Credit

Join us virtually during lunch for a panel session aimed at easing some of the frustration we all have with technology and cybersecurity. Attendees will receive practical tips from industry experts to enhance the security of their practice. Click here for more information and to register!

New Lawyers to be Sworn-In October 20th

Congratulations to Kentucky’s (soon-to-be) newest lawyers! New lawyers will be sworn in at the Capitol on Friday, October 20th. If you have a new lawyer joining your firm, be sure to fill out the online form, here. Reach out to Courtney Risk if you have any questions.

September 20, 2023

News & Updates

Kentucky Supreme Court Addresses Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitation

The Kentucky Supreme Court recently held that in a “non-litigation legal malpractice claim” the one-year statute of limitations clock starts “when the claimant is reasonably certain that damages will indeed flow from the defendant’s negligent act.” This opinion overturns prior case law that created uncertainty and did not start the clock on non-litigation legal malpractice claims until the claimant knew the exact dollar amount of damages due to the malpractice. Read the full opinion here.

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