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Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated June 8/17 The government has posted the following regulations http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r17182 The FAQs have not been updated to what is stated in the regulations: (Updated June 8, 2017). To help real estate lawyers take steps to comply with the recent changes to the Land Transfer Tax and the new Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST), LAWPRO… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

A Few Good Practice Habits: Examination for Discovery

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An examination for discovery often marks the point in which you really sink your teeth into a case. The parties and opposing counsel come to a face-to-face meeting, and key evidence comes out, warts and all. Much of the exploration in an examination for discovery will uniquely depend on the specific witness and the answers… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation


New Referral Fee Supports and Resources for Lawyers

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This is a June 2017 e-bulletin from the Law Society of Upper Canada. Convocation approved amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct (the “Rules”) and By-Law 9 with respect to referral fees on April 27, 2017. Detailed information about the amendments is available in the Professional Regulation Committee Report to Convocation, April 27, 2017. For… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

A Simple Habit To Avoid Missing Deadlines

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Here at Claims Prevention & practicePRO we often talk about “baby steps”. The big idea is that taking baby steps can help make you a more effective lawyer. There isn’t necessarily One Big Thing that will magically turn you into a great lawyer.  The  elements of a habit are explored in Charles Duhigg’s The Power… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Legal Technology, Practice Aids, Civil Litigation, Law Practice Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

What kinds of PPSA claims does LAWPRO see?

What kinds of PPSA claims does LAWPRO see? Problems with registrations under personal property security legislation (such as the Ontario Personal Property Security Act (PPSA)) are common causes of claims against corporate/commercial lawyers, and indemnity costs associated with these claims can be high. Approximately ten claims involving allegations of PPSA-related mistakes are reported to LAWPRO… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate


Rules of Civil Procedure amended April 24, 2017 – e-filing of court documents

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The Rules of Civil Procedure were amended on April 24, 2017 to add further specifics regarding e-filing of court documents. Litigators are encouraged to review all amendments. We highlight some of the changes below.   E-filing In a welcome step to using technology in the courts, parties (not just lawyers) may now file certain documents… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Civil Litigation, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

On parental leave from your private practice? Relax, you’re covered

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Lawyers about to become parents sometimes ask about their coverage while on parental leave. The answer is simple: if a lawyer was in private practice before taking the leave and was covered under the Program policy, and then suspends private practice for “family (or illness) reasons” (with intention to return) for up to five years,… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

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