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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 »

Categories: The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance, Legal Technology, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Practice Aids, Career Management

The top downloads of 2016 from practicepro.ca

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At the end of each year we at practicePRO take a look at what articles, checklists, tips, and other resources had the most downloads. As always, the list contains many resources that remain popular year after year (e.g. our retainer precedents, ILA checklist and Fraud Fact Sheet. There were also 7 new additions to the… Read More »

Categories: Precedents, Legal Technology, Practice Aids, Technology, Law Practice Management

Managing risk: Who pays for crime?

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One of the questions we often get asked at LAWPRO is why certain areas of claims don’t get the full $1 million per claim amount of coverage. For example, think of how the LawPRO policy treats counterfeit certified cheques causing an overdraft, cybercrime, and intentional misbehaviour within the real estate registration system – these coverages… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, Legal Technology, Technology

The Stresses & Challenges of Being a Lawyer: When Technology Doesn’t Help

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In addition to all the pressures lawyers face described in the article The Day to Day Stresses & Challenges of Being a Lawyer, technology has increased the pace of practice. While increasing efficiency, the constant flow of new products and applications can create just as much anxiety. The key is to use technology – don’t… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Wellness and Balance

The Future of Law: Should legal service providers be regulated?

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By stating that they are not practising law or providing legal advice, legal service providers (see yesterday’s post on what a “legal service provider” is) shrewdly aim to take themselves out of the current legal services regulatory scheme and nicely avoid all the education, admission, ethics and insurance obligations that lawyers must fulfill. You can… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Law Practice Management

The Future of Law Who will provide legal services?

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Our current legal system is predicated on lawyers – and more recently paralegals – delivering “legal services” (the definition of this term is discussed in the next section). Can Ontario lawyers maintain a monopoly on professional legal services? The answer is probably not. In fact, some would argue the monopoly ended when paralegals were given… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Law Practice Management
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