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How We’re Supporting Sustainability on Earth Day

As a business, we do our part to help support the world we live in, whether or not it’s Earth Day. To be honest, Earth Day should be longer than just a day – it should be each and every moment of every single day. What you do to help our Earth matters, even if it’s just picking up a piece of trash that you see floating around. Here at LegalNet, we are proud to announce that our paperless efforts are going strong. As a litigation cost management company that helps other companies process and manage data on their legal bills, the opportunity to see a lot of paper is pretty high. We recently officially moved over another account to…


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How To Make The Most of the RIMS Risk Management and Insurance Conference

The RIMS Conference, presented by the Risk Management Society, is one of the largest conferences for the risk management and insurance industry. We have been avid attendees and exhibitors for over a decade and we cannot get enough of the education, network, and incredible community this event cultivates. As with any conference, especially one that boasts over 10,000 attendees, it can get pretty overwhelming. With an exhibit hall that will log you well over a week’s worth of steps in just a few hours, you’re bound to end up with a strong case of FOMO. Have no fear, these are our best tips to make the most of your RIMS Conference. 1. Update your digital presence. Although conferences can be…


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5 Things To Do Before Your Spencer Ed 5K

It’s that time of year again! We are so proud to be sponsoring the Spencer/Sedgwick 5K FunRun for the third year in a row. The Spencer Educational Foundation is an incredible organization that raises funds to create scholarships for rising risk management and insurance students. These bright, young students are the leaders of tomorrow, and we are honored to be part of this mission. If you are joining us for the National RIMS Conference in Boston, MA from April 28 – May 1st, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, April 30th! If you’re attending the conference but can’t make the 6:45am call time, then you have the chance to register as a Sleep Run, in which you can still…


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Thursday Thought Leader: Aisha Monem Draznik

When hiring a new employee, the last thing any employer wants to think about is any future conflicts that could arise, especially ones that call for legal action. Fortunately, with incredibly smart and talented people like Aisha Monem Draznik, your company is in good hands. As an Employment Practices Director at Cintas, Aisha specializes in developing strong employment practices, counseling, and representation. Aisha has become instrumental in helping her colleagues and peers understand the basis of a clear and effective employment practices. We first met Aisha during The Gavel National Conference when she took part in a panel about the effect of the #MeToo and Times Up movement in the workplace. Her wit and quick knowledge drew us to her, and…


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How to Protect Your Business from Hacking and Data Breaches

In this day and age, it’s common to see large breaches and hacks, whether they be data-related or, quite frankly, a bit more personal. In 2018, the biggest data breaches included T-Mobile, Quora, Google, BestBuy and Facebook. More recently, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had his personal text messages leaked amidst his divorce. How does this even happen? That question has been covered in plenty of discussions and presentations, and the answer is simple: we are just not as protected as we think we are. With the use of third-party apps and unprotected wi-fi networks, we often unknowingly sign away our security. The weak points get weaker when we spread it across a team of employees. So, how do you protect…


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Thursday Thought Leader: Sharon Mather

We are so excited to round off this year’s list of mighty thought leaders with the wonderful Sharon Mather. We were introduced to Sharon by Carlos Luna, a previous Thursday Thought Leader, as someone who exuded unmatched leadership, kindness, and knowledge. Sharon has dedicated herself to the nursing industry for decades, maneuvering through the industry as a nurse, consultant, and now Vice President. She’s seen the ins and outs of what it takes to be a nurse and what her team needs, which is what makes her not only a revered leader in this field. Whether you’re looking to learn more about the industry or just hear a few golden nugget tips on developing a strong team, we hope you…


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Top 9 Certifications for Risk Management Professionals

So, you’re officially working in the industry. Now what? We collaborated with our friends at CEU Institute to learn more about continuing education and how to become well versed in your profession. Some roles require a professional license – such as adjuster, agent, attorney, or accountant. From there, it’s up to each professional to continue and advance their niche with specialty certifications, which are most common to those in insurance, legal, and risk professionals. According to CEU Institute founder Michael Benner, “These certifications identify the holder as having additional expertise, roles, or functions within the specialty and generally obtained once the holder has gained some experience or has identified a specialty they seek to pursue.” Some of the most notable…


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Understanding Continuing Education Credits and Specialty Certifications for Risk Professionals in the Insurance, Legal, and Finance Industries

As they say, even teachers need teachers, too. No matter how expert or well versed we are in any subject matter, it’s important to keep growing. Whether it’s learning about new trends in your industry or exploring the same topics in a new light, there’s never a better time to advance your education than now. In 2002, the CEU Institute was founded by Michael & Jill Benner in an effort to help insurance carriers and vendor/service providers deliver, manage, and administer their continuing education requirements and internal training programs. The niche focus started in the insurance and healthcare industries but has since expanded to the legal and financial industries. The CEU Institute can administer multi-state, multi-license type credit for live…


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Join LegalNet’s Sunrise Yoga Class at CWC and Risk Conference 2018

We’re excited to announce our sponsorship for this year’s California Workers’ Compensation and Risk Conference! We have always believed that health and wellness are so important to keep in mind during long conference days (and abundant happy hours). After a few years of talking about it, we’re finally making it happen! If you’re an attendee of the CWC and Risk Conference this year, you are cordially invited to start your conference morning with a rejuvenating and energetic yoga class. Here are all the details: Sunrise Yoga Class For attendees of CWC and Risk Conference 2018 Monarch Beach Resort Grand Lawn Wednesday, September 5th Thursday, September 6th 6am RSVP: info@legalnetinc.com  


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Thursday Thought Leader: Kristen Chavez

It’s a triple whammy feature today with this week’s thought leader: Kristen Chavez. For starters, she’s a wonderful friend and a well-respected leader in the workers’ compensation world. Next up, she was recently promoted to President of WorkCompCentral, a company that she’s dedicated herself to for a decade and a half. The final cherry on top? Today is her birthday! We could probably write a novel on what a great person and representative Kristen is for the workers’ compensation industry, but we’ll keep it at this: Being successful is not an overnight achievement, nor a black and white checklist.  Success culminates through time, hard work, and tenacity. It is a self-defining belief solidified by your values, how you carry yourself,…


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Thursday Thought Leader: Janet Brooks Holmes

Janet Brooks Holmes has been a civil litigation lawyer for over 20 years. Isn’t that amazing? Here at LegalNet, we love featuring thought leaders of all types, but we find extra curiosity in those who have maintained a career for extended periods of time. With that being said, Holmes is first to admit that although the choices she made along the way were not easy, they were obvious. In our latest chat, she delved into her thought process of taking time off to raise her children and why she made that important decision. We admire Holmes’ dedication to balancing her incredible career as a Partner at the McKay Firm with fulfilling her personal goals as well. If you’re looking for inspiration…


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Thursday Thought Leader: David Frankenberger

David Frankenberger is a Managing Partner of the Ericksen Arbuthnot Fresno and Bakersfield offices – a title that is fit but not fully encompassing of everything he does. We were connected to David through our good friend Pamela Pettus of The Gavel, and we were so thrilled to connect and learn more about this attorney powerhouse. David has been in the legal industry for several decades, an admirable trait that shows his commitment and dedication to his work. In addition, he is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer in 2016 and 2017. If that rating were up to us, we’d probably give him a lifetime award. We had the opportunity to…


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