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The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance

Don’t worry about minor differences in title insurance policy terms – if you choose the right policy

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We know that it is important to review the coverages, exclusions and specific exceptions in title insurance policies with clients. However, with respect to standard policy coverages (provided they are not affected by any property-specific exceptions), lawyers should be aware that the nature of Legal Service Coverage in TitlePLUS policies makes differences in these coverages… Read More »

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The future of law: Why the real estate lawyer is the quarterback of the real estate deal

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On June 22, 2016, surrounded by family and colleagues, Kathleen Waters was honoured with the 2016 Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in Real Estate. Her remarks included comments on the lawyer as quarterback and advice on moving successfully into the digital future. “I’m a passionate believer in the role of the lawyer as defender… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance

“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

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 »

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What do title insurers expect from lawyers?

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Still relatively new in Canada, title insurance is not fully understood by many consumers. Even certain less-sophisticated lenders lack detailed knowledge of the product. The responsibility for explaining title insurance to those who purchase it – and for supporting insureds in obtaining coverage that suits their needs – falls squarely on lawyers’ shoulders. Lawyers are… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance

Don’t worry about minor differences in title insurance policy terms – if you recommend TitlePLUS insurance

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You know that it is important to review the coverages, exclusions and specific exceptions in title insurance policies with clients. There are, of course, differences in standard policy coverages and it is your responsibility to arrange the appropriate coverage for your client, based on her or his individual transaction. If a problem arises after closing… Read More »

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Does title insurance bring benefits to the primary professional liability program?

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We all know that notwithstanding the rise of title insurance in Ontario, claims arising from real estate practice are still a large (and in many years, the largest) exposure for the primary professional liability program that LAWPRO provides for the Law Society’s lawyer-licensees (the “E&O program”). We have explored why in other articles and settings…. Read More »

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