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Limited Scope Representation Resources


The information and resources on practicePRO’s Limited Scope Representation page are intended to help you understand some of the risks inherent in providing limited scope legal services, and how you can reduce your exposure to a claim when working for a client on an unbundled basis. LAWPRO’s concern that unbundling could lead to more claims… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies, Family Law, Practice Aids, Civil Litigation

Ontario Court Fees Changes In Effect November 6, 2016

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The Ministry of Attorney General has announced changes to court fees effective November 6, 2016, thanks to a number of regulations which have been amended under the Administration of Justice Act. The changes apply to cases in the Superior Court of Justice and the Small Claims Court. Matters affected include civil litigation, estates, construction liens,… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Wills & Estates, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

Malpractice danger areas in personal injury law


Having practised personal injury law before I joined LAWPRO, I faced constant challenges that threatened to derail my practice if improperly dealt with. Follow me as we take this journey into the life of a hypothetical file and uncover the most common sources of malpractice claims. The Case of Mr. Smith Mr. Smith suffers serious… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

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 »

Categories: Announcements, Biggest Claims Risks, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

Adverse cost protection: what are the risks and benefits?


Adverse cost protection is a relatively new insurance or quasi-insurance product which can help lessen the financial blow of a lost case for both the client and lawyer. It may also be called adverse cost insurance, legal expense insurance, or after the event (ATE) insurance. While there is no standard contract or policy, the adverse… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Dropping the ball on a file transfer: Rule 48 dangers

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When a file is transferred from one lawyer to another, one danger is when nothing happens on the file due to a clumsy transfer or missing critical information. A new file that has not been looked at can be a ticking time bomb. Deadlines like limitation periods can pass by unnoticed, and Rule 48 administrative… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies, Civil Litigation, Law Practice Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

Limited scope representation: With the right safeguards, possibilities abound

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A self-represented family law litigant anxiously prepares for a hearing, which can resolve months, if not years, of anxiety, and determine the litigant’s financial and family affairs in the near future. Retaining a lawyer from cradle to grave is out of budget for this litigant. What to do? Relief is around the corner – a… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Risk Management Strategies, Family Law, Civil Litigation
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