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Limited Scope Representation Resources

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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

Sale of the Matrimonial Home in Family Disputes

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The following is an e-bulletin from the Law Society of Upper Canada sent on Sept 27, 2016. Lawyers are often approached by spouses involved in a family law dispute who are seeking joint representation with respect to the sale of a matrimonial home. Before accepting a retainer to act for such spouses, a lawyer must… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

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

Dealing with a self-represented litigant who really needs legal advice

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Self-represented litigants are a challenging reality in today’s legal landscape. In addition to the extra time and effort that can make dealing with a self-rep more expensive for your client and more frustrating for you, it seems there is a greater potential for a malpractice claim. This is highlighted by the number of claims LAWPRO… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies, Family Law
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