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
At the end of each year we at practicePRO take a look at what articles, checklists, tips, and other resources had the most downloads. As always, the list contains many resources that remain popular year after year, though there are some items that stand out. The Sample Budget Spreadsheet, a supplement to our Managing the… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management
Corporate/commercial law accounts for the third highest number of legal malpractice claims in Ontario, after real estate and civil litigation. An article in the January edition of the LAWPRO Webzine examines the causes of these claims in detail, and what tells lawyers what they can do to reduce their exposure to claim in this area… Read More »Categories: Communication Errors, Corporate Law
[This is the text of a Fraud Alert that LAWPRO sent to Ontario Lawyers December 15, 2011.] LAWPRO continues to see high numbers of bad cheque frauds targeting Ontario lawyers. On a monthly basis, 250-300 lawyers advise us that have been targeted by bad cheque frauds. We are seeing the same types of scams over… Read More »Categories: Announcements, Fraud Prevention
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Committee On Legal Ethics And Professional Responsibility has just released Formal Opinion 2011-200, Ethical Obligations For Attorneys Using Cloud Computing/Software As A Service While Fulfilling The Duties Of Confidentiality And Preservation Of Client Property. As the PA Bar keeps its Ethics Opinions behind a member wall, I’ve attached a copy of… Read More »Categories: Legal Technology
We have a new addition to the practicePRO Lending Library. iPad in One Hour for Lawyers by Tom Mighell is great for beginner or advanced users, and is ideal for lawyers who want to get up to speed quickly. Subjects include: Navigating the interface Setting up mail, calendar and contacts Synching files to your iPad… Read More »Categories: Legal Technology, Practice Aids, Technology
Followers of the AvoidAClaim blog will know that fraud attempts against lawyers show no sign of slowing down. Almost daily we see new names and new email addresses being used. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be much that can be done to track down the actual perpetrators who are often overseas and using free email… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention
The Law Society of Upper Canada has just released an updated version of its Guidelines for Law Office Searches. These Guidelines are intended to inform you of best practices and steps that can be taken to protect the solicitor-client privilege of your clients in the event of a search and seizure of your law office…. Read More »Categories: Announcements, Practice Aids, Law Practice Management