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!
Jessica Beavin is Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky’s new Senior Underwriter
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.
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!
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.
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.
Hot Off the (Digital) Press: Everything You Need to Know About Client Trust Accounts
Kentucky lawyers handling client funds will want to check out our latest publication, created in collaboration with the Kentucky IOLTA Fund: Client Trust Account Basics: A Handbook for Kentucky Lawyers.This third edition has been completely redesigned with the goal of being your go-to digital reference for client trust account issues. The Handbook is designed for practitioners of all experience levels: whether you want to read it cover-to-cover to gain a foundational knowledge or click through to a topic of interest as questions arise.
We are privileged to have served you, Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky’s (“LMICK”) insureds and the lawyers of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, for another year. In anticipation of the upcoming Annual Meeting (more details below), this is my opportunity each year to tell you about the state of your Company and to reiterate how proud we are to work with you and for you. I decided, however, to take a bit of a different approach. You hear us talk about ourselves - what we do and how we do it - all the time. I thought it might be nice to hear about LMICK from others who know us and can tell you about the Company and how we try to do business in service to you.
LMICK was founded in 1986 by a forward-thinking group of Kentucky lawyers who wanted better for the lawyers of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In starting LMICK, the goals were 1) to assure availability of professional liability insurance to the lawyers of the Commonwealth of Kentucky; 2) to help the lawyers of Kentucky in meeting their responsibilities to their clients and the public; and 3) to foster competition in the insurance marketplace.
Policyholders are cordially invited to attend the LMICK Annual Meeting being held in-person during the KBA Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. We hope you will join us either in-person or by zoom. Meeting details are as follows:
Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. (EST)
In-Person: Hyatt Regency – Lexington The Kentucky Room (Lower level of the Hyatt Regency) 401 W. High Street Lexington, KY 40507