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About Tim Lemieux

Tim Lemieux Tim Lemieux is the Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations Coordinator at LAWPRO. He maintains and creates content for the AvoidaClaim blog (including fraud warnings), and analyses LAWPRO claims data to aid in the creation of the practicePRO initiative risk management presentations, articles and web content for lawyers.

He graduated from the University of Waterloo and joined LAWPRO in 2002. He previously worked as a Program Coordinator in LAWPRO's Customer Service department and as a TitlePLUS Claims Specialist.


Tim Lemieux's Posts

Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Erik Hommelberg and Woltman Piling & Drilling Rigs

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Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Erik Hommelberg of Woltman Piling & Drilling Rigs 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

[LAWPRO Alert] Clarification on implementation of non-resident speculation tax changes

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 24, 2017] With the new Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) statements being required as of April 21, an issue arose as previously signed documents would have lost their approval if someone added the new statements. Late Friday afternoon… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

Practice Pitfalls – Wills and Estates

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In a previous issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article urging lawyers to consider capacity when drafting a will. Click here to… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates

LSUC Notice to the Professions: Advertising rules amended

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This Law Society of Upper Canada Notice to the Professions was issued March 15, 2017. The lawyer and paralegal conduct rules were amended by Convocation in February to directly address certain false and misleading advertising practices. New rules: Require licensees to identify in their advertising whether they are a lawyer or paralegal; Prohibit advertising of… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

Equipment purchase scam using the name Yuto Tsukasa and Gen Company Limited

fraud-warning

Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Yuto Tsukasa of Gen Company Limited International 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 the… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud
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