An essential conversation about emerging malpractice exposures, best practices and risk management to keep you and your practice issue free.
Lawyers’ Mutual has produced an educational CLE video conversation with our very own Chief Claims Officer and Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist Anne L. Thompson, Esq. alongside Professional Liability Litigator & Expert and Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist Randall A. Miller, Esq.
- Emerging COVID-impacted Attorney Risk
- What is the “new normal”?
- Where are the issues in a pandemic-impacted law practice?
- What are your cyber risks?
- Will your prior work be scrutinized?
- What are anticipated bases of malpractice exposure?
- Best Practices to Manage and Mitigate Risk
- Stay current on all developments.
- Become proficient on remote communication and management.
- Be aware of all challenges.
- Be cognizant of what lawyers/peers are doing.
- Consider carefully what – and what not – to raise with courts.
- Consistent ongoing communication with clients.
- Communication with attorneys and staff.
- Education on “best practices” for remote delivery of professional services.
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Whether you are preparing your very first deposition or your
one-hundredth, our very own General Counsel, Brian A.
Rawers, provides guidance for some, reminders for others, and useful
information for all. Brian has been practicing law since 1982 and covers
six important matters to help you conduct a better deposition.
- The proper marking and use of exhibits – Your exhibit has a first name and a last name
- Admonitions and stipulations – Why these are very important
- The importance of Kennemur v. Superior Ct. – Tying off the expert witness’ opinions
- The importance of Rifkind v. Goode – Don’t ask “discovery” questions
- Deposing an expert witness – Doing a cross exam vs. looking in opinions
- Civility – You catch more flies with honey
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Lawyers’ Mutual will be extending our ‘Virtual Office’ protocols.
We continue to adhere to the extended “Safer at home” guidelines. Our day to day operations will continue in line with our Business Continuity Plan, with usual business operating hours from Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.
We will continue issuing all policy documentation electronically via email to our members. Again, if you do require a paper copy of your documents these will be provided to you at a later date when our usual business operations are permitted to be resumed.
We are actively encouraging where possible to make premium and deductible payments through our online payment portal.
All of your member benefits are still available, such as Fastcase legal research system, our CLE library and our lawyer-to-lawyer hotline for any questions, queries or concerns you may have.
For your convenience below are the general email addresses for each of our departments.
Member Benefits: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawyers’ Mutual remains open and operational because our strength is your insurance.
Following the “Safer at home” order and guidelines that became effective today, Lawyers’ Mutual will be extending our ‘Virtual Office’ protocols tentatively until April 20th, 2020.
As previously advised, our day to day operations will continue in line with our Business Continuity Plan, with usual business operating hours from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Please note during this period we will be issuing all policy documentation electronically via email to our Members. If you do require a paper copy of your documents these will be provided to you at a later date when our usual business operations are permitted to be resumed.
We would like to further remind you that for your convenience we accept electronic payments for premiums and deductibles via our Payment Portal.
In addition, we also accept electronic copies of all necessary documents for renewal processing purposes via the following email address: email@example.com
For your convenience below are the general email addresses to each of our departments:
Member Benefits: firstname.lastname@example.org
Together let’s continue to safeguard our community by following best practice and listening to the “Safer at home” protocols.
Rest assured Lawyers’ Mutual remains open and operational because our strength is your insurance.
We would like to give you a very brief update of our operational status here at Lawyers’ Mutual.
Our Burbank office facility will be temporarily closed until Monday March 30th, 2020 unless otherwise advised.
However, rest assured our day to day operations will continue in line with our Business Continuity Plan on a virtual office basis, with usual business operating hours from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday – Friday.
Our intention is to maintain the highest quality of service levels to our members throughout this period of uncertainty. Our teams will endeavor to serve your requirements, answer questions and assist you as efficiently as possible.
We would like to remind you that for your convenience we do accept payments for premiums and deductibles via our payment portal. In addition, we also accept electronic copies of all necessary documents for renewal processing purposes via the following email address: email@example.com
We wish all our members good health and we will keep you updated if anything operational should change.Read More
At Lawyers’ Mutual the health and safety of our members and employees are our top priority. We understand the concern surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our members as COVID-19 evolves.
Our mission is to serve our members, to be transparent and to share information about how we intend to continue to operate both safely and effectively.
We have devoted significant efforts as part of our Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) planning to help mitigate against possible adverse impacts from the COVID-19 or any other event that could affect business operations. These plans will assist us in providing a continuing level of service you have come to expect.
Lawyers’ Mutual is vigilantly monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), federal, state and local agencies to help ensure any actions we take are in line with the latest recommendations and guidance.
At this time we remain fully operational and we will continue to serve our members to the best of our abilities.
We wish all our members good health, well-being and refer you to the CDC.gov website should you need any further guidance and best practices for prevention.Read More