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Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Managing Deadlines

Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Managing Deadlines

When considering taking on a new matter, immediately consider what key deadlines may apply. Limitation periods, contractual limitation periods and other deadlines need to be identified early to protect your client. Use practicePRO’s limitations and notice period resources to help manage these deadlines. Immediately diarize deadlines Immediately put deadlines in your calendar. Calculate with care:… Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims

Update about fund transfers

Update about fund transfers

There has been much written about how lawyers receive and deliver money from their trust accounts on behalf of their clients as part of a transaction. The issue comes down to ensuring good funds are being dealt with in order that value is exchanged. In Canada, our banking system works on the basis of trust,… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Fraud Prevention

Family law updates from the Superior Court of Justice and LAWPRO

Family law updates from the Superior Court of Justice and LAWPRO

Family law lawyers – please note the following updates from the Superior Court of Justice: The SCJ’s Binding Judicial Dispute Resolution pilot for family cases is now available in Barrie, Oshawa, Peterborough/Cobourg/Lindsay, Cornwall, Ottawa and both regions in the north. Family lawyers in those regions should consider using it to reach a streamlined disposition of… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Client and File Management

Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Client and File Management

At the core of any practice, good communication includes: Setting client expectations for communication at the outset Setting the scope of services in writing (see here for sample retainer letters) Scheduling regular client updates. Consider email templates and tools which can help in regular client communication updates Documenting all instructions Confirming receipt of correspondence Being… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management & Claims Prevention



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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