About 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
Microsoft Outlook is a fixture in most law offices and many lawyers use it for more than just email. It can be a “lite” practice management software program by using the calendar to track tasks and the address book to maintain client contact information. Outlook wasn’t designed with the particular needs of lawyers and firms… Read More »Categories: Technology
Firms in Texas and Michigan have notified us that they received an email from the purported Jesse Van De Korput of Bluewater Energy Services 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… Read More »Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Alfred Simeon looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into… Read More »Categories: Fraud Warnings
An Ontario lawyer called to inform us of what appears to be an email hack attempt (similar to what is described here) against his firm and one of his clients, with the goal of diverting closing funds from a transaction into a different bank account. An email to the client appeared to come from this… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention
Like McDonald’s in 1962, AvoidAClaim has now reached “one million served”. Over five years and 1,700 posts we’ve now surpassed a million visitors to our blog. With the launch in May of a refreshed blog design, we hope to attract even more readers and get to two million in even less time. The other big… Read More »Categories: Announcements
The following warning was issued by Lawyers Mutual of North Carolina. We haven’t had any reports of this in Ontario yet, but lawyers should always be alert to phishing scams that try to trick them into opening an attachment or clicking a link that could instal malware. There is a new phishing scam targeting bar… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention
This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, tablets, and anything else a law office might need. It’s written… Read More »Categories: Technology
LAWPRO Magazine practice tip: Steer clear of real estate claims by asking these five questions on every deal
The real estate lawyer’s job is more than just conveying title, and not every matter will be straightforward. Communication errors and inadequate investigation are the biggest causes of real estate claims at LAWPRO, respectively 41 per cent and 26 per cent of claims reported between 2001 and 2011. Busy, high-volume practices often lead to situations… Read More »Categories: Real Estate