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Keeping in touch if mail service is interrupted

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LAWPRO has made the following contingency plans in the event that postal service is disrupted. Communicating with LAWPRO Please email or fax correspondence for the duration of the interruption. Email for Customer Service or Finance departments can be sent to: [email protected] For a listing of other email addresses and contacts please go to our Contact Us… Read More »

Categories: Announcements


Franchise Law Tenet: Disclosure! Disclosure! Disclosure!

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LAWPRO is seeing an increase in claims against lawyers by franchisees and franchisors. These claims tend to involve significant damages which often approach or exceed the available limits under the primary LAWPRO policy. Franchises are governed by the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the “Act”) which was enacted by the Ontario government to provide… Read More »

Categories: Franchise Law

When you do legal work involving foreign law or lawyers: Are you covered?

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Lawyers and their clients are more mobile than ever before. With the Internet, easy international travel and a global economy, relationships and business transactions – and legal matters and disputes – frequently cross international borders. Handling matters that involve foreign law can increase the risk that you will face a malpractice claim, and can have… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Risk Management Strategies

How lawyers can help their clients become better communicators – and vice versa

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Some solicitors may think that the responsibility for maintaining appropriate solicitor/client communications lies solely with them. It is true that solicitors who fail to adequately communicate with their clients risk losing those clients – or even facing a malpractice claim. But it is also true that clients have reciprocal obligations to disclose relevant facts, to… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors


The Future of Law: Facing the challenges and opportunities

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Big changes – positive and negative – have happened to the profession in the past. We have gone through economic cycles and seen both emerging and disappearing areas of law. Court rules and procedures have changed. There was the consolidation and growth of big firms and the general movement from general practitioners to specialists. Technology… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

The Future of Law: Should legal service providers be regulated?

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By stating that they are not practising law or providing legal advice, legal service providers (see yesterday’s post on what a “legal service provider” is) shrewdly aim to take themselves out of the current legal services regulatory scheme and nicely avoid all the education, admission, ethics and insurance obligations that lawyers must fulfill. You can… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management, Legal Technology


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