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Yvonne Bernstein

Yvonne Bernstein Yvonne Bernstein is a graduate of McGill University. She practised family law and civil litigation prior to joining LAWPRO.

Yvonne has continued her specialty in family law both in the area of claims as well as in the development of risk management tools for family law lawyers. In affiliation wi ...

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Victoria Crewe-Nelson

Victoria Crewe-Nelson Victoria Crewe-Nelson, B.A., LL.B. (Edin), is Vice President, Underwriting, at LAWPRO. Prior to joining LAWPRO in 2012, Victoria practised law in mid-town Toronto, with practice areas ranging from admiralty law and commercial litigation to residential real estate and wills and estates. She is a me ...

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Nadia Dalimonte

Nadia Dalimonte Nadia Dalimonte is Claims Counsel in the Specialty Claims department at LAWPRO ...

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JJ Earle-Miller

JJ Earle-Miller JJ Earle-Miller is Claims Counsel at LAWPRO. ...

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Shawn Erker

Shawn Erker Shawn Erker, B.A., J.D., is the Legal Writer and Content Manager in the Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations department at LAWPRO. Prior to joining LAWPRO in 2018, Shawn practised as a civil litigator in British Columbia in a full-service national firm after clerking at the British Columbia Cou ...

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Bruce Heakes

Bruce Heakes D. Bruce Heakes is Underwriting Manager, TitlePLUS ...

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Katie James

Katie James Katie James is a Claims Counsel at LAWPRO in the Primary Professional Liability Department working within LAWPRO’s New Claims Unit. Katie has also worked in the Specialty Claims Department at LAWPRO.

In addition to her management of a professional negligence claims portfolio Katie enjoys spea ...

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Mahwash Khan

Mahwash Khan Mahwash is Communications Counsel in the Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations department at LAWPRO. She is also chair of LAWPRO's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2003. Prior to joining LAWPRO, she practised real estate law in a firm in Missi ...

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Raymond G. Leclair

Raymond G. Leclair Ray Leclair joined LAWPRO in June of 2008 in the role of Vice President, TitlePLUS, and as of May, 2012 became Vice President, Public Affairs.

Formerly General Counsel for the Kanata Research Park Corporation, Ray has practised in both major national law firms and as a sole practitioner, and was ...

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Tim Lemieux

Tim Lemieux Tim Lemieux is the CPSR and Claims Analyst at LAWPRO. He investigates TitlePLUS title insurance claims, and analyses LAWPRO claims data to aid in the creation of the practicePRO initiative risk management presentations, articles and web content for lawyers. ...

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Martine Morin

Martine Morin Martine M. Morin is a Senior Claims Counsel at LAWPRO. ...

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Jordan Nichols

Jordan Nichols Jordan is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario's law school and articled with Gowlings in Ottawa. After being called to the bar in 2004, Jordan practiced law with Rueter Scargall Bennett LLP in Toronto with a focus on employment, copyright and expropriation law and commercial litigation. ...

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Dan Pinnington

Dan Pinnington Daniel E. Pinnington was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of LAWPRO in 2018. From 2012 to 2018, he served as Vice President, Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations, overseeing LAWPRO's claims prevention and outreach initiatives.

Dan joined LAWPRO in 2001 as Director, practiceP ...

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David Rainsberry

David Rainsberry David is counsel at LAWPRO. Prior to joining LAWPRO in 2013, David practiced as a commercial litigator at a major Toronto law firm. He has appeared as lead or co-counsel at the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Justice and several provincial tribunals. While in practice, David’s clien ...

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Kathryn Shani

Kathryn Shani Kathryn Shani is a Claims Counsel at LAWPRO, where she deals with professional negligence claims brought against lawyers practicing civil litigation, real estate, trusts and estates, and other areas.

Prior to joining LAWPRO, Kathryn practiced civil litigation, with a focus on insurance law, muni ...

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Lorne Shelson

Lorne Shelson Lorne Shelson is Litigation Director & Counsel at LAWPRO. ...

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Chris Stankiewicz

Chris Stankiewicz Chris Stankiewicz is a Claims Counsel at the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO), where he deals with professional negligence claims brought against lawyers practicing trusts and estates, family law and other areas. Prior to joining LAWPRO Chris practiced exclusively in the areas of f ...

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Juda Strawczynski

Juda Strawczynski Juda is Director, practicePRO at LAWPRO. He manages and promotes practicePRO, LAWPRO’s innovative claims and risk management initiative, including identifying emerging claims and risk, resource creation, and outreach to the profession.

Prior to joining LAWPRO, he served as a Policy Counsel at ...

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Lisa Weinstein

Lisa Weinstein Lisa M. Weinstein, LL.B., is Vice President, TitlePLUS® At LAWPRO. Graduated from University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 1978. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1980. Associate and partner with the Toronto law firm of Strauss, Cooper, 1980 – 1995, practising real estate and corporate/commercial l ...

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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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