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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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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

franchise fact sheet cover

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

New practicePRO resource: The IP law malpractice claims fact sheet

ip law fact sheet

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 latest in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers IP… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies

Equipment purchase scam using the names Suzuki Chau and Gen Company

fraud-warning

Firms in Nevada and Washington State have notified us that they received an email from the purported Suzuki Chau of Gen Company looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a bad cheque scam (with a real company likely being impersonated) that presents as legal matter requiring… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

In the practicePRO Lending Library: Locked Down – Practical Information Security for Lawyers, 2nd edition

Locked Down book cover

The first edition of Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers was published in 2012. It introduced law firms to the increasing importance of having proper cybersecurity for client and firm data. At the time, that concept was still new to a lot of firms and often not taken as seriously as it should have been…. Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Fraud Prevention, Technology

Commercial debt collection scam using the names Aman Cheng and Sumitronics Electronics

fraud-warning

Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Aman Cheng of Sumitronics Electronics looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This appears to be a bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter (with a real company likely being impersonated) requiring the assistance of a… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Debt Collection Fraud
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