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Welcome to the new AvoidAClaim

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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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Call for nominations: 2016 Law Society Awards

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Deadline: January 29, 2016 The Law Society invites nominations for the Law Society awards. Awards for lawyers include the Law Society Medal, the Lincoln Alexander Award and the Laura Legge Award. Paralegals are eligible for the William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award. Both are eligible for the J. Shirley Denison Award. New Award to honour… Read More »

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Federation of Law Societies releases Interactive Model Code of Professional Conduct

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Lawyers who work in multiple jurisdictions can be subject to more than one set of rules of professional conduct. The challenges faced by an increasingly mobile and global legal workforce led the Federation of Law Societies to create a Model Code of Professional Conduct that has since been adopted by a number of provinces (including,… Read More »

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The Law Society’s Historic Discipline Data Project

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In 2011 the Heritage Committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada began a project to document the disciplinary records in the LSUC archives (which go back to 1797). The aim is to make these records available to future researchers, and record such information (where available) as the nature of the complaints, the name of… Read More »

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AvoidAClaim a finalist for the 2014 “Clawbies”

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We at AvoidAClaim are pleased to have been nominated for the 2014 “Clawbies”, the Canadian Law Blog Awards. Our blog was a finalist in the category of Best Practice Management Blog. The Clawbies “are intended to be a showcase of Canadian legal blogging, and to promote a sense of community.” Their aim is to “inspire… Read More »

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Homewood Human Solutions e-Learning courses can now be claimed for the LAWPRO Risk Management credit

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As maintaining good mental health and coping well with stress helps lawyers avoid claims, LAWPRO financially supports the Law Society’s Member Assistance Program (MAP), which is administered by Homewood Human Solutions (HHS). As of September 16, 2014, e-Learning courses offered on the HHS site will now be approved for the LAWPRO Risk Management credit. The… Read More »

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