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Reduce communication-related claims by understanding cognitive bias

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Understanding cognitive biases can help reduce communication-related claims, which are the biggest source of malpractice claims. While many cognitive biases are dealt with by following some common sense principles, others are not as obvious. From anchoring effect to decision fatigue, knowing how your client makes decisions can help you build rapport with your clients, effectively… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies, Practice Aids

“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

Psychological tips to win over your clients, juries, and judges

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Effectively persuading a potential new client, a jury, or an interviewer – and being able to do it time and again – requires a solid understanding of how people make decisions. Persuasion traditionally relies on three techniques, namely: to speak the truth (logos), be credible (ethos), and move your audience emotionally (pathos).  Unconscious (cognitive) biases can interfere… Read More »

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

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

Sitting on a non-profit board: A risk management checklist

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Serving as a director of a charitable or not-for-profit corporation can be a rewarding but potentially risky experience. A director can be held personally liable for his or her own actions or failures to act, as well as jointly and severally liable with the other members of the board of directors. Directors with specialized knowledge… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Practice Aids
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