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LAWPRO concerned that unbundled legal services will mean more claims

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The Law Society of Upper Canada is currently reviewing the ethical and procedural issues relating to the “unbundling” of legal services, otherwise known as “limited scope representations” or “limited scope retainers.” Unbundling is the concept of taking a legal matter apart into discrete tasks and having a lawyer or paralegal provide limited legal services or… Read More »

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The top things you can do to avoid a legal malpractice claim

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In most areas of law practice, lawyer/client communication problems are the number one cause of claims, followed closely by deadline and time management issues. Together they typically account for more than half the malpractice claims LAWPRO sees. Failures to know or apply substantive law typically account for about 10% of claims. See The Biggest Claims… Read More »

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Law Practice Magazine: Recognizing Risks and Avoiding Malpractice Claims

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Do you know where the greatest risks of a malpractice claim come from? More importantly—did you know there are simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of a claim being made against you? The July/August issue of Law Practice Magazine is devoted to helping you avoid the dreaded allegation of legal malpractice, as… Read More »

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Lawyer/Client Communication Errors Are The Biggest Cause Of Malpractice Claims

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For my first real post to AvoidAClaim, I want to focus on the biggest cause of malpractice claims: lawyer/client communication-related errors. Over the last eleven years, by cost and count, more than one-third of LAWPRO claims involved this type of error – almost $25 million or close to 8,200 claims. The adjacent pie chart shows… Read More »

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