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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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Thursday Thought Leader: Kristen Peed

Kristen Peed has an absolute genuine authenticness about her. She approached our booth at the RIMS Conference this year with a bright smile, making sure that we were happy with the way the conference was going and spent extra time to get to know us despite her busy day. As a member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s Board of Directors and the Director of Risk Management for CBIZ, Kristen is nothing short of impressive and kind. She’s been in the industry for 15 years and fell in love with the impact that being a risk manager could have. Today, she is most passionate about meeting and mentoring students who are interested in the field. Read on to find out…


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Thursday Thought Leader: Jason Kolb

As Vice President of Smart Data Solutions, Jason Kolb is one humble and well-rounded guy. He’s an expert and industry leader in automation and an avid traveler and adventure junkie. Plus, when it comes to tips on how to succeed in this cut-throat world, his advice is straight-forward, actionable, and simple. Our favorite part about Jason is that he doesn’t care much when it comes to titles within a company. He believes that your role doesn’t dictate the glamour, prestige, or impact you have – it’s all about your commitment and dedication to the mission. You are in complete control of that. We are so proud to present this week’s feature, a thought leader who will change your mind on…


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5 Ways To Know If Your Company Needs Legal Spend Management

When strung together, legal spend management can sound daunting and intimidating. To break it down, it’s the simple act of managing your company’s legal budget. Legal spend management has been around as long as litigation has (so, forever), but it’s now being recognized as a necessary solution for companies with a lot of litigated claim files on hand. What is Legal Spend Management? Legal spend management, litigation cost management, cost containment, or claims management, is keeping track of and understanding all cost data surrounding a company’s legal matters. For a large corporation who may see many litigated claims, it’s important to know both micro and macro data, including but not limited to: Which lawyers are on the case The current…


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Thursday Thought Leader: Benedict Burke

What do you think of when you hear the word “insurance“? Do you think car accidents or home loss? Unfortunately, insurance yields a negative connotation, but the people who work in the industry have the best of intentions. They are caring, passionate, and thoughtful individuals who are there when you need a hand. Cue in: Benedict Burke. As International Chief Client Officer of Crawford and Company, he was literally born into insurance. He didn’t stick around because his family wanted him to. He dedicated his life to insurance because he wanted to help people and this is where he knew he could make the most impact. To say that he’s a champion for and of the industry would be an understatement –…


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Need Litigation Cost Management Help? Visit LegalNet at RIMS 2018

One of the biggest conferences in our industry is just around the corner! RIMS, The Risk Management Society, is hosting their annual risk and insurance management conference and this time, we’re gracing the city of San Antonio, TX. We’ve been part of RIMS for many years and we’ve always loved seeing both new and old friends. We’re excited to be becoming more involved with the RIMS community and we would love to meet you in any of the following ways: Booth #1925 We’re debuting a brand new booth setup, giveaway, and interactive game (hint: Giant Jenga, anyone?). If you sign up for our newsletter below (we promise it’s not spammy), we’ll even guarantee you a special one-of-a-kind thank you gift….


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