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MAG Court Services Division releases Rule 48.14 Notice to the Profession

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The Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services Division, released a Notice to the Professions regarding Rule 48.14 in the December 16, 2016 issue of Ontario Reports, 132 O.R. (3d) Part 5, Pages 321-400. This is a helpful reminder of the new 5-year dismissal date for civil litigation files in Ontario, and what you can… Read More »

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LAWPRO Alert! Avoid Rule 48 administrative dismissals: Only 30 days left to set down or resolve pre-2012 matters


LAWPRO encourages all lawyers to take immediate action to ensure their pre-2012 files will either resolve or be set down for trial by December 1, 2016. Remember, under the new Rule 48, matters commenced before January 1, 2012 that are not set down for trial will be automatically dismissed – without notice to counsel –… Read More »

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Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct – Short-Term Pro Bono Services

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This e-bulletin was issued by the Law Society of Upper Canada on Oct 25, 2016. In September 2016, Convocation approved amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct (the “Rules”) about conflicts of interest relevant to short-term pro bono legal services. A brief summary of the development of these rules and their features as amended are… Read More »

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AvoidAClaim hits two big milestones


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 »

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Keeping in touch if mail service is interrupted


LAWPRO has made the following contingency plans in the event that postal service is disrupted. Communicating with LAWPRO Please email or fax correspondence for the duration of the interruption. Email for Customer Service or Finance departments can be sent to: [email protected] For a listing of other email addresses and contacts please go to our Contact Us… Read More »

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Excess coverage: Do I share exposure for the work of others outside the firm?

The following are some of the questions you may want to ask yourself to help assess whether or not you should secure additional insurance coverage limits. When reviewing these questions and assessing your exposure, remember to factor in both potential defence costs and interest payments, as well as actual damages. Depending on how long it… Read More »

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The Law of Limitations, 3rd Edition

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We are excited to announce the recent publication, by Lexis-Nexis Canada Inc., of The Law of Limitations, Third Edition. The first two editions were written prior to the coming into force of the Limitations Act, 2002, so this new edition is the first to cover cases decided under the new Ontario regime. Although Ontario cases… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Civil Litigation

Welcome to the new AvoidAClaim


After almost six years, 1,600 posts and nearly a million visits it is time to update the look of the AvoidAClaim blog. Our new theme has a modern look and layout, and an improved interface for sharing posts on social media. We’ve made some changes to the layout of the blog to put more emphasis… Read More »

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