Posted in: LMICK Minute
April 20, 2022
LMICK Minute - Issue #20

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 Friday, April 22, 2022 in Frankfort. If you have a newly admitted attorney joining your practice, remember to add them to your policy by filling out the form on our website.

Amendments to the Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Effective April 1, 2022

The Kentucky Supreme Court announced several proposed amendments to the rules have been approved and became effective on April 1, 2022. We encourage you to review and note any rules that impact your practice. To get you started, we have highlighted the most significant changes, here.



Practice Tips

Disaster Preparedness Series: Your Client Dies During Litigation. Now What?

We have addressed preparation for your unexpected absence or death, but what if your client dies during litigation? Our latest disaster preparedness installment addresses your responsibility in the event of a client death.

Updated Client Contact Form Now Available!

Creating a written record of all contacts with potential and existing clients is a simple practice to incorporate into your process. Now, it is even easier with our template which can be downloaded from our website.

And make sure to catch the LMICK CLE at the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention in June where we will discuss how to prevent casual conversations from creating an attorney-client relationship (hint: start with this form!).

Failure to Know or Properly Apply the Law Still Top Error

The 2021 claims data indicates a top alleged error lawyers make is a failure to know or properly apply the law. Here are some tips on how to help prevent this allegation against you.

Look for the full Annual Report in the May LMICK Minute!

Top Takeaways: 2022 Hinshaw Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference

We had the opportunity to attend the 21st Annual Hinshaw LMRM Conference in Chicago and have compiled a list of the top takeaways we want to share with you!



Wellness Corner

Returning to In-Person and Post-Pandemic Events…

As we emerge from the pandemic and see a flurry of in-person events scheduled, many of us are dusting off our recently under-utilized people skills. I attended my first in-person professional event in March which was both exhilarating and a tiny-bit anxiety producing. For some, the challenges may be minor (retiring my “mullet” zoom outfits was bittersweet). For others, the challenges of returning to in-person events may be more significant (there were days I may not have spoken to anyone in-person and now there are 200 people in close proximity!). It is important to acknowledge that we may be feeling a variety of emotions as we return to a new normal, from apprehension to excitement. This article by Dr. Becky Kennedy reviews a helpful technique for returning to in-person events: Acknowledge-Validate-Permit (AVP).

…An Opportunity for Refining Effective Networking Skills

For many of us, networking skills were never at the top of our list of priorities. At times, the demands of private practice require a de-prioritizing of tasks that do not have an immediate monetary value (i.e., a billable hour or paid invoice). However, networking and business development is an important part of the private practice of law. Cultivating relationships with clients and those who refer clients is key to a successful business. Effective networking skills can produce better results in less time, leading to less stress and improved satisfaction in the task.

Returning to in-person events provides a great opportunity to brush up on our networking skills. Here is an article by Diane Darling—a renowned speaker and author specializing in professional networking strategies—to get you started.



Upcoming Events

Free On-Demand CLE for LMICK Policyholders:
Improving Lawyer Competence with a Trauma-Informed Approach

If you missed the live webinar in March, don’t worry! Policyholders can access the on-demand CLE anytime and learn how incorporating a trauma-informed approach can help you and your clients have a more successful lawyer-client relationship.

We look forward to seeing you!

April 22: Kentucky Justice Association CLE, Louisville
New Lawyer Swearing-In Ceremony, Frankfort
April 28: Family Law Conference, Louisville
Northern Kentucky Bar Association’s Law Day, Park Hills
April 29: Kentucky Justice Association CLE, Louisville
May 2: Fayette County Bar Association Law Day, Lexington
May 13: MothersEsquire Together We Rise Conference, Louisville
Municipal Attorney’s Association of Kentucky, Elizabethtown
Kentucky Justice Association CLE, Louisville
May 14: Kentucky Paralegal Association, Virtual
May 18: Kentucky Defense Counsel CLE, Webinar
May 20: Kentucky Justice Association CLE, Covington
May 24: Fayette County Bar Association Ethics CLE, Lexington

We want to hear from you! Have a CLE topic you would like to see? Send suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Need a CLE Speaker? Click here to schedule an ethics CLE for your event!