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Law Society of Alberta fraud warning about “GSKS Law Firm”

Law Society of Alberta fraud warning about “GSKS Law Firm”

The Law Society of Alberta has received a report about a business, “GSKS Law Firm”, purporting to be a law firm. The business operates a website at http://gskslaw.com. The individuals associated with the business are falsely holding themselves out as members of the Law Society of Alberta and are reaching out to individuals to offer… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Paying attention to the fraud behind the curtain: Don’t get fooled by spoofed email addresses

Paying attention to the fraud behind the curtain: Don’t get fooled by spoofed email addresses

We have written previously about the dangers associated with email spoofing and phishing schemes, where fraudsters will send fabricated emails purporting to be from a trusted colleague or third party in an effort to trick a lawyer or staff member into clicking on a dangerous link or downloading a dangerous attachment. These fraudulent schemes continue… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention


The holidays are coming – and so are the fraudsters

The holidays are coming – and so are the fraudsters

On several occasions in the past, fraudsters have struck just before the holidays – a time when law firms are short-staffed and banks are closed. This creates circumstances that give the fraudsters a better chance of duping the lawyer and getting away before the fraud is discovered. Please be extra vigilant as we approach the… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

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

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