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.
Your entire practice is based on doing battle for your clients. Unfortunately, the issues that arise when it comes to assessing the value of these protective and beneficial services are a source of contention for both yourself and your clients. Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies that Work provides you with tools you can… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management
As a supplement to her article Dealing with Difficult Clients, Carole Curtis (now Justice Carole Curtis) provided practicePRO with her Billing Information Document that was given to new clients at the start of her retainer. It explains to the new client the nature of hourly rates, disbursements, retainers, and other factors that go into determining… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management
This article by Simon Chester of Heenan Blaikie LLP is from the Winter 2007 “Aging Boomers” edition of LAWPRO Magazine. All past LAWPRO Magazine articles can be found at www.lawpro.ca/magazinearchives An earlier article on privacy (see www.lawpro.ca/LawPRO/privacy.pdf) raised the possibility that a law firm might find itself the subject of a Privacy Commissioner’s investigation. A… Read More »Categories: Privacy
The legal market has recently experienced a dramatic shift as lawyers seek out alternative methods of practicing law and providing more affordable legal services. Virtual law practice is revolutionizing the way the public receives legal services and how legal professionals work with clients. If you are interested in this form of practicing law, Virtual Law… Read More »Categories: Legal Technology, Law Practice Management
At AvoidaClaim we regularly issue warnings about fraud attempts by fake clients. This article by David Debenham from the Fall 2008 issue of LAWPRO Magazine reminds lawyers to be aware of the possibility of fraud within the firm as well. Internal fraud has been very costly for LAWPRO. At the time of this article we’d… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management
This comprehensive guide so solo practice includes practical information gathered from a wide range of contributors, including successful solo practitioners, law firm consultants, state and local bar practice management advisors, and law school professors. All the contributors share tips and advice that can be easily implemented in your solo or small-firm practice. This classic ABA… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management
Outlook is the most used application in Microsoft Office, but are you using it to your greatest advantage? The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2010 is the only guide written specifically for lawyers to help you be more productive, more efficient and more successful. More than just email, Outlook is also a powerful task, contact,… Read More »Categories: Technology, Law Practice Management