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Land Registrar’s Bulletin re: NEW process for pre-approvals, PIN corrections & overrides

Land Registrar’s Bulletin re: NEW process for pre-approvals, PIN corrections & overrides

Bulletin 2018-04 states that effective December 10, 2018, pre-approvals, PIN corrections and overrides are no longer to be requested via [email protected], but rather in the OnLand portal at OnLand.ca. Users must go to the OnLand portal at https://www.onland.ca where they will find “request forms” under the “support” and then “contact us” drop down menu. They… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Areas of Law

Can you trust what’s in your trust account? A brief overview of Canada’s electronic payment systems

Can you trust what’s in your trust account? A brief overview of Canada’s electronic payment systems

Every day, millions of Canadians electronically transfer funds among themselves, using their bank or other financial institutions as an intermediary. Conveniences like Interac debit purchases, online e-transfers, or wire transfers give the perception of near instantaneous transactions. However, even though our financial system operates on the assumption that these payment systems are instantaneous, often no… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

In the practicePRO Lending Library: How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay, 3rd Edition

In the practicePRO Lending Library: How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay, 3rd Edition

Since the publication of the second edition of How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay, new technologies have emerged in timekeeping and billing to help you more easily prepare bills that are clear and informative to your client. This new edition and expanded edition of a practice-proven guide updates and expands on the tactics… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

In the practicePRO Library: The Millennial Lawyer

In the practicePRO Library: The Millennial Lawyer

With Millennials set to become almost half of the U.S. workforce by 2020, those firms that understand how to connect with and motivate Millennials will benefit from an inspired and harmonious workforce. Author JP Box offers his experiences as a Millennial practicing law to help frame the generational divides that lead to misunderstandings between associates… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

U.S. Federal Trade Commission releases cybersecurity resources for small businesses

U.S. Federal Trade Commission releases cybersecurity resources for small businesses

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has just released cybersecurity resources for small business. They were developed after the FTC hosted roundtables to ask business owners what they needed to deal with the threat of cybercrime. While not specifically aimed at law firms, the cyber issues and dangers they face are often the same as any… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, Technology

The new Fraud Fact Sheet for Real Estate

The new Fraud Fact Sheet for Real Estate

Fraudsters are continuing to successfully dupe lawyers and law clerks using ID impersonations, property flips, value fraud, phishing scams, and more. Real estate frauds can be simple scenarios or sophisticated ones. The matters look legitimate and the fraudsters are convincing. There may even be two or more people collaborating on both sides of a transaction… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Fraud Prevention

New and exciting opportunities – and claims risks: Marijuana law

New and exciting opportunities – and claims risks: Marijuana law

As recreational marijuana makes its way onto Ontario store shelves, lawyers are gearing up for the new market. From producers to retailers, and everything in between – retail stores, physicians, banks, transportation companies, accountants, you name it – clients will come from all segments of industry. Here we take a look at some of the… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies, Law Practice Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

LAWPRO Alert: Statement on Re Milne Estate decision

LAWPRO Alert: Statement on Re Milne Estate decision

LAWPRO is aware of the Re Milne Estate  decision and we confirm that it has been appealed. We expect the appeal won’t be heard for several months. We hope the appeal decision brings clarity to how primary and secondary wills should be drafted. Lawyers that have drafted wills that may be impacted by this decision… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Wills & Estates, Risk Management Strategies, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

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