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More examples of cyber criminals taking advantage of Covid-19 disruption

More examples of cyber criminals taking advantage of Covid-19 disruption

Cyber criminals are constantly updating their methods to take advantage of current events, and the disruption caused by Covid 19 and many people now working remotely has provided them with a new opportunities, as explained in Beware of cybersecurity risks during COVID-19 and working from home. This CBC News article Email, text message attacks surge… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Remote communication and fraud risks in real estate

Remote communication and fraud risks in real estate

In the context of COVID-19, lawyers are often unable to meet in person with their clients. The Law Society of Ontario has temporarily authorized remote verification of client identity and permitted remote commissioning of documents. This information can be found in this FAQ. Remote meetings and remote signing introduce additional fraud risks. Lawyers need to… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Fraud Prevention

Video Conferencing Checklist

Video Conferencing Checklist

There are a lot of things lawyers need to keep track of when providing legal services by video conference. This Video Conferencing Checklist (Word doc) will help you consider the steps you need to take before, during, and after a video conference meeting with a client. This Checklist has been modified from one first published… Read More »

Categories: Technology

The March 20th Order Suspending Limitations Periods

The March 20th Order Suspending Limitations Periods

On March 20, 2020, the provincial government, through the Lieutenant Governor in Council, made an order under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods (Order). The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. The Order applies to limitation periods and procedural deadlines that are established… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Province Suspends Limitation Periods and Other Deadlines

Province Suspends Limitation Periods and Other Deadlines

The provincial government, through the Lieutenant Governor in Council, made an order under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. See the attached PDF.

Categories: Limitations Claims



Availability of insurance coverage for lawyers acting as executor or trustee

Availability of insurance coverage for lawyers acting as executor or trustee

Estate lawyers will sometimes be called upon by a client to act as executor or trustee as part of their Professional Services. Depending on the complexity of the estate or trust, these appointments can last for years and involve a substantial time investment. As with other aspects of a legal practice, alleged errors in the… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

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