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LAWPRO Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) is owned by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is licensed to provide professional liability insurance and title insurance in numerous jurisdictions across Canada. Through its malpractice insurance program, LAWPRO insures over 25,000 practising lawyers in Ontario, as well as providing them with risk and practice management information under the practicePRO banner.


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[LAWPRO Alert] Clarifications on implementation of provincial land transfer tax changes

LAWPRO ALert

The information in this Alert is dated. Please visit our Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions webpage for the most current information. [The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 21, 2017] This afternoon the Ministry of Finance posted an update that clarifies… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

[LAWPRO Alert] Provincial land transfer tax changes effective April 24,2017

LAWPRO ALert

The information in this Alert is dated. Please visit our Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions webpage for the most current information. [The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 19, 2017] LAWPRO encourages all lawyers who handle real estate transactions in Ontario… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

RECO issues public advisory regarding John Van Dyk

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The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is warning members of the public not to engage in real estate transactions with John Van Dyk, of Chatham, Ontario. Neither he nor his company J. Van Dyk Realty Inc. are registered to trade in real estate. In order to trade in real estate in Ontario, salespersons and… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Self-Represented Litigants: A Survival Guide by Carol Cochrane

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Why do we all shudder on learning that our client’s adversary is self-represented on a litigation file? So often we fail to appreciate opposing counsel – until we hear those dreaded words from our client: “You know, the other side won’t be getting a lawyer.” It is only then that we realize and appreciate the… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Family Law, Civil Litigation

21 Recommendations in Justice Bonkalo’s final report on improving access to justice for families in Ontario

family-law

The following is a Bulletin released March 6, 2017 from the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario is helping families by making it easier for them to navigate family courts and access the legal assistance they need. Last year, Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada asked the Honourable Annemarie E. Bonkalo to… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

New practicePRO resource: The franchise law malpractice claims fact sheet

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With such a large amount of claims prevention information available in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create simple fact sheets that CPD providers and others could use in developing their program material for specific areas of law. The eighth in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers franchise… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies

Recent increase in spear phishing emails targeting Ontario firms

fraud-prevention

LAWPRO is seeing an increase in spear fishing email frauds targeting lawyers and law firms. The spearfishing messages we are seeing are very sophisticated. They include information personalized for the firm. Spear fishing messages are created to appear that they are from senior partners or management and they are being sent to senior financial staff…. Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention
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