Posted in: LMICK Minute
February 14, 2022
LMICK Minute - Issue #18

News & Updates

New Rules Impacting Mediation Effective February 1, 2022
The Kentucky Supreme Court has entered Administrative Order 2022-04, which replaces in their entirety the Model Mediation Rules and AP Part XII, Mediation Guidelines for Court of Justice Mediators.

Legal Food Frenzy is Underway!
Every year, the Young Lawyers Division of the Kentucky Bar Association asks our legal community to do its part in working toward a #HungerFreeKentucky. This year's campaign will kick off on February 7th. Register your team now and find more information at!

Western Kentucky Tornado Response
The FEMA Application deadline was on February 11, 2022. For survivors needing assistance with appeals and other disaster related legal assistance, free legal help is available for Kentucky tornado survivors by calling 877-782-4219. Visit our Disaster Response Information page for more information and resources.



Practice Tips

Disaster Preparedness Series:
Checklist: Preparing Your Agreement with Your Back-Up Attorney

You have identified an appropriate back-up attorney and reached a verbal agreement. Now what? We discuss recommendations for your written agreement and language to add to your client engagement letters in the second installment of our disaster preparedness series.

Communicating While Distracted
While technology has allowed many of us to continue to work remotely during closures due to record weather and COVID surges, we likely had additional distractions as we juggled changing schedules. (For example, as I type this and wait for the ice storm, my dog—who would normally be in an afternoon playgroup—is dropping her toy on my hands attempting to coax me into playing instead of working.) As attorneys, we must be mindful of the small communication missteps that can have major consequences. Check out the following LMICK Resources discussing the importance of careful communication (and following up with documentation):



Wellness Corner

Do Additional Business Ventures Enhance Professional and Personal Satisfaction?
As lawyers evaluate their values, goals, and satisfaction with the practice of law, many are considering additional business ventures, or side hustles, to fulfill their needs for a creative outlet or respite from the daily grind. While lawyers must remain mindful of the pitfalls of practicing law on the side, creating a non-law business can expand an attorney’s network, increase their negotiation skills, and provide emotional benefits. This article by Camille Stell explores this trend and offers key points to consider before taking the leap.



Upcoming Events

Free Ethics CLE: Monday, March 28th at 12:00 p.m. EST
Improving Lawyer Competence with a Trauma-Informed Approach

LMICK is partnering with Dr. Heather Risk, Licensed Psychologist, and attorney Dorislee Gilbert to provide our first quarter CLE to our insureds.

Lawyers often represent or interact with individuals who have been impacted by trauma. Understanding the neurobiological impact of trauma—and the resulting behavioral results—can help the client and the lawyer more successfully navigate the representation. Attendees will gain practical, easy-to-implement steps for representing trauma-impacted clients competently, including techniques for communicating effectively with such clients.

This live, virtual session has been approved for 1.5 hours of ethics credit and will occur on Monday, March 28th at 12:00 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.

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