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TODAY! Free CLE at Noon (EST): Resilience Strategies for Managing Stress and Depression During the Holidays
We are heading into what is predicted to be the most “normal” holiday season we’ve seen in years. While that is a relief to many, we are reminded that it is still a season filled with its own unique stressors: additional obligations but no additional time, sometimes difficult family dynamics, and financial stresses. Join moderator, KBA President Amy Cubbage, as she leads a panel discussion on strategies for reducing stress, depression, and anxiety during the holidays. Click here to register. Note, the CLE will be made available on-demand if you are unable to attend the live version.
Should Attorneys Copy Clients on Emails? New ABA Formal Opinion Provides Guidance
“In the absence of special circumstances, lawyers who copy their clients on an electronic communication sent to counsel representing another person in the matter impliedly consent to receiving counsel’s ‘reply all’ to the communication. Thus, unless that result is intended, lawyers should not copy their clients on electronic communications to such counsel; instead, lawyers should separately forward these communications to their clients.” Click here to read the entire opinion.
On Friday, the latest group of Kentucky attorneys swore they have never fought a duel and officially joined the Kentucky bar. We congratulate them on this great accomplishment! If you are fortunate enough to have a new attorney joining your firm, remember to fill out the “Add an Attorney” form on our website.
Illinois Supreme Court Holds Former Client May Seek Reimbursement of Punitive Damages Award in Legal Malpractice Lawsuit
The Illinois Supreme Court recently held the plaintiff in a legal malpractice case may seek the reimbursement of their actual damages, including any punitive damages the plaintiff was required to pay due to the alleged malpractice. For a full write-up, check out this article from Hinshaw Law.
AppalReD, in conjunction with the Kentucky Bar Association and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, is ready and able to assist Eastern Kentucky flood victims with legal services. Individuals needing assistance should call 1-844-478-0099 during business hours Monday through Friday.
Volunteer Opportunity: Pro Bono
If you are interested in providing pro bono assistance directly to flood victims, we recommend signing up as a volunteer with AppalReD on their website as they provide support for handling cases that may be outside of your typical practice area. Additionally, legal services organizations often offer legal professional liability coverage for those cases the lawyer handles on the organizations’ behalf. As a LMICK insured, your policy will generally cover your pro bono work. However, not all policies from all carriers are the same (and not all volunteer attorneys carry insurance). Always make sure your pro bono cases are covered (and with appropriate limits). For coverage questions under your LMICK policy, please contact us at 502-568-6100.