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Free CPD video for family lawyers: Practical Ways Lawyers & Mediators can Better Work Together for the Benefit of the Public

Free CPD video for family lawyers: Practical Ways Lawyers & Mediators can Better Work Together for the Benefit of the Public

Ontario’s Family Law Limited Scope Services Project launched in the fall of 2018. Its mandate is to improve access to family justice by establishing an online, province-wide directory of trained lawyers willing to provide unbundled legal services (with limited scope services). One of the limited scope services most often requested is legal advice and/or drafting… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

Police release photos of suspects in mortgage fraud

Police release photos of suspects in mortgage fraud

See the Toronto Star article for the photos: Toronto police are asking for help identify two people who allegedly impersonated homeowners and sold their home without consent last year. Investigators say the owners of a Toronto property were out of the country on business in January 2022 when two people used fake identification to impersonate… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention


Vacant Home Tax for Toronto and Ottawa

Vacant Home Tax for Toronto and Ottawa

An annual tax will be levied on vacant residences in Toronto and Ottawa, payable beginning in 2023. Real estate lawyers should be aware of the details in order to properly advise clients who may own vacant properties in these cities. Toronto By February 2, 2023, all owners of residential property in Toronto must file a… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized

Avoid phishing and wire fraud scams over the holidays

Avoid phishing and wire fraud scams over the holidays

Fraudsters often increase their efforts over the holidays when key staff may be away and people generally may be more distracted or rushing to get things done before the end of the year. The risk of getting duped could be increased this year with many of us working from home and the usual checks and… Read More »

Categories: Fraud 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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