Put Into Practice Newsletter
October 2020
Jay Reeves, author
The Lawyer Who Was Totally Unfiltered
There was once a lawyer who had a habit of starting sentences with, “I hope this doesn’t offend you, but ….”

And invariably, the next words out of his mouth were offensive.
Cybersecurity Tips: Tales from the Crypt(ography)

Welcome to the end of Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Did you learn anything new? Make plans to add a security layer? Hear about any spooky stories of the gremlins lurking just around the corner?
Practice Points with Mark Scruggs: What Should I Tell My Client about Social Media?

Social media, like all electronically stored information (ESI), is less permanent (or so we think) than documents or other tangible evidence. The perceived impermanence of ESI can lead to intentional or unintentional deletion and possible claims of spoliation of evidence.
Chief Justice Beasley Continues Court System Covid-19 Response; Modifies, Extends Emergency Directives 
Many court hearings continue to be handled remotely using teleconferencing tools, and the public is encouraged to conduct as much business as possible online.
Risk Management Spotlight
October means pumpkin spice, fall foliage and cyber security awareness! With technology being an integral part of everyday life, be it home or work, it is imperative that we protect our digital lives from security threats. LM encourages you to do your part in protecting your law practice. Check out our Data Security Practice Guide for best practices in securing today’s law firm. And, remember, if you connect it—protect it! 
Data Security Policy Infographic

Visual summary of the important elements of data security.
Data Security Policy Practice Guide

Practice guide designed to help protect confidential client data.
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Put Into Practice: Risk Management Tips for Your Law Firm Virtual CLE

Join us for our annual Put Into Practice CLE -- no travel, just virtual!

We are thrilled to once again offer our annual FREE CLE series. While we greatly value our in-person programs in your cities and towns, like you with your law practices, we adjusted our plans to protect the community. With our virtual programs, we look forward to connecting with everyone from Cherokee to Chocowinity!


Attorney-Client Privilege, Confidentiality, and the Work Product Doctrine: Traps for the Inattentive Lawyer by Mark Scruggs and Warren Savage, Senior Claims Attorneys, Lawyers Mutual

The One That Got Away: A Guide to NOT Being Phished by Patrick Brown, VP-Enterprise/Operational Risk Management, Lawyers Mutual

The Resilience Library™ by Renee Branson, Principal, RB Consulting
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