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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

New lawyer cyber dangers and how to avoid them

Like the local bank, your practice holds valuable information and money. Your computer systems may contain client information, trade secrets, and intellectual property. Your trust accounts have large sums of money. A cyber breach or trust account theft will harm your clients and potentially cripple your practice. Security guards, specialized safes, and sophisticated procedures protect… Read More »

Categories: Technology

Is this the job you want? How to find the right fit – and then sell yourself in the interview

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On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession who primarily make their living either writing or speaking, the idea that having a conversation about your interests and abilities in your own profession sounds both logical and easy. But throw the words “job… Read More »

Categories: Career Management

LSUC practice tips on undertakings and trust conditions

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The following is from the Law Society of Upper Canada e-Bulletin Resources for Lawyers – December 2016 Undertakings and trust conditions are topics that often generate questions from lawyers. In some cases, undertakings are drafted quickly and the parties later find that the wording used in the undertaking is unclear. Sometimes contingencies arise that are… Read More »

Categories: 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
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