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Tips for When a Client Dies

Tips for When a Client Dies

It is a difficult experience when a client dies. However, the right to confidentiality does not end with death and you have continuing professional duties. Our new tip sheet explains the steps to take upon learning that a client has passed away, depending on whether the matter involved litigation, wills or real estate, as well… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Civil Litigation

LAWPRO CPD: Tips for Corporate Commercial Lawyers – replay now available

LAWPRO CPD: Tips for Corporate Commercial Lawyers – replay now available

In this highly practical program, attendees will learn about key risk areas and emerging risks faced by corporate commercial lawyers and how to effectively manage them. Download the materials Speakers Juda Strawczynski, Director, practicePRO, LAWPRO Ray Leclair, Vice President Public Affairs, LAWPRO David Rainsberry, Counsel, LAWPRO Anne E. Posno, Lenczner Slaght (litigate.com) Attendees can claim… Read More »

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Free LAWPRO CPD: Video replay of Tips for Real Estate Lawyers

Free LAWPRO CPD: Video replay of Tips for Real Estate Lawyers

The real estate market is shifting, and so are the risks. LAWPRO is seeing a range of real estate claims and new dangerous real estate frauds. Join our panel featuring leading real estate lawyers and LAWPRO counsel who will share practical tips about key risk areas and how to effectively manage them. Download the materials… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Administrative Dismissals are Coming: What to Do When the Deadline to Set an Action Down for Trial is Approaching or Has Passed

Administrative Dismissals are Coming: What to Do When the Deadline to Set an Action Down for Trial is Approaching or Has Passed

We are all aware of the March 20, 2020 Emergency Order where the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the effects of this suspension period is that Ontario courts ceased issuing administrative dismissals of actions… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

Getting started on investing in tech: Use these 5 questions to guide you

Getting started on investing in tech: Use these 5 questions to guide you

The law changes, and so do the tools and technologies we use to provide legal services. For lawyers whose training is steeped in precedent and in identifying risks, there can be understandable hesitation and concern about moving to a new process or technology. This article addresses the key concerns that lawyers, paralegals and legal professionals… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was created to honour survivors of the residential schools, their families, and communities, and this public commemoration remains a vital part of the reconciliation process. September 30 is a federal statutory holiday. Banks, the post office and other federally regulated entities will… Read More »

Categories: Diversity, Real Estate, Civil Litigation


New Federal Underused Housing Tax

New Federal Underused Housing Tax

When Bill C-8, the Underused Housing Tax Act, received Royal Assent on June 9, 2022, the federal government created a new tax on underused (i.e. vacant) residential properties owned by non-resident non-Canadians. This new tax came into effect January 1, 2022. On December 31st of each year, every non-excluded owner1 of residential property2, must file… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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