About Dan Pinnington
Dan Pinnington is a legal technology evangelist and is well known for his tech tips. As the Vice President, Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at LAWPRO, Dan helps lawyers avoid malpractice claims and helps LAWPRO reach out to its stakeholders. His vision, energy and ideas have made the practicePRO program an internationally recognized claims prevention initiative.
Dan is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger on legal malpractice, risk management, legal technology, and law practice management issues. The American Bar Association published The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Tips to Power Your Practice, a book he co-authored with Reid Trautz. He a past Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine, was Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2007 and helped launch the ABA's Law Practice Today Webzine.
Dan Pinnington's Posts
I am pleased and honoured to have AvoidAClaim recognized with a Canadian Law Blog Award (AKA “CLawBie”) in the Practice Management category. There was actually a tie in this category and I am pleased to share the podium with my fellow practice management advisor and friend David Bilinsky and his Thoughtful Legal Management blog. The… Read More »Categories: Announcements
Family law matters seem to be the new flavour of the month when it comes to bad-cheque scams. In the past few weeks Ontario lawyers have sent me almost 20 different emails from fraudsters seeking help on matters involving the collection spousal and/or child support. One message in particular is making the rounds as I… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention, Family Law
We have received various questions and comments on the enhanced coverage for counterfeit certified cheques and bank drafts that we are providing under the 2010 LAWPRO insurance program and policy. To respond to those questions and comments, we’ve prepared an extensive list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) that help explain this new enhanced coverage>, and… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage
While some lawyers are very tuned into social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, many have yet to realize the communications potential of these tools. The newest issue of LawPRO Magazine aims to change this. Here’s a sample of the topics covered: Social Media: Why? An overview of how social media are changing the… Read More »Categories: Legal Technology
Cross posted at Slaw.ca There is a fantastic article by John Harvey at page 12 in the October 26 issue of Law Times. (Sorry I can’t give you a public link – unfortunately it is locked up for Law Times subscribers – They can access it in the Law Times Digital Edition here. While written… Read More »Categories: Wills & Estates
Cross-posted on the SLAW blog (www.slaw.ca) As part of a brief endorsement dated November 3, 2009 in RE: IN THE ESTATE OF Evelyn O’Reilly, et. al., Justice D. M. Brown of the Superior Court Of Justice–Ontario provided some useful direction on the form and content of an order in applications to prove a lost will… Read More »Categories: Precedents, Wills & Estates
For my first real post to AvoidAClaim, I want to focus on the biggest cause of malpractice claims: lawyer/client communication-related errors. Over the last eleven years, by cost and count, more than one-third of LAWPRO claims involved this type of error – almost $25 million or close to 8,200 claims. The adjacent pie chart shows… Read More »Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Communication Errors
Due to a minor configuration glitch, we had to make some changes to the AvoidAClaim RSS Feed on the weekend. Please check your RSS feed if you subscribed in the first few days after we went live. The correct feed is <http://feeds.feedburner.com/avoidaclaim> You can also subscribe to receive AvoidAClaim updates by email at <http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=avoidaclaim> Sorry… Read More »Categories: Announcements