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“Not Your Mother’s Law Career”: The new student issue of LAWPRO Magazine

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Regardless of their reasons for choosing a legal education, today’s young lawyers can expect that their experiences practising law will be different from depictions of the profession they witnessed growing up. The future of law is no longer your mother’s, father’s, or Hollywood lawyer’s practice. The 2017 student issue of LAWPRO Magazine explores what this… Read More »

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Your LAWPRO policy: Taking parental leave? You have options

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Planning for parental leave might seem overwhelming when you are thinking about leaving your practice for an extended period, particularly if you’ve never taken leave before. You may have questions about the process of taking time off and how this will impact your professional liability insurance. Do I still pay premiums? What if someone steps… Read More »

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What do Canadian homeowners know about title insurance?

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Communities across Canada depend on local lawyers for reliable access to justice. These lawyers not only act on real estate deals, but also draft wills, incorporate companies, advise on family law situations and provide information and direction on dealing with complex legal issues. LAWPRO views the future of the real estate bar as a strategic,… Read More »

Categories: The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

LAWPRO key dates for 2017

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Below are the important dates Ontario lawyers should be aware of with regards to their LAWPRO insurance coverage, such transaction levies, renewals and the LAWPRO risk management credit. Watch for additional reminders in your inbox as these dates get closer (and ensure LAWPRO is “whitelisted” in your email inbox settings. January 31, 2017 Real estate… Read More »

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Excess coverage: Do or did I handle matters which potentially exposed me to a claim

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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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 »

Categories: Announcements, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Civil Litigation, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

Four things that can lead to a denial of coverage under your LAWPRO policy

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Insurance is different from other types of contracts. Besides the ongoing obligations (as described in the policy’s terms and conditions) that exist between the insurer and insured, there is also a duty of utmost good faith (uberrimae fidei, for you Latin fans). Just as an insurance carrier can’t act in bad faith in denying a… 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

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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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