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About 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 the Law Society of Ontario, where he provided strategic counsel with respect to key issues facing the legal profession, including access to justice, professional regulation, governance and legislative issues. Prior to that, Juda practised litigation, and served as a Fellow at Physicians for Human Rights in Cambridge, MA, as President of Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) from 2013 to 2018, and as a Director of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. Juda has a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Humanistic Studies and International Development Studies, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.


Juda Strawczynski's Posts

Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Productivity: Fight Procrastination

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Procrastination is a word we use to describe when people struggle to get tasks done and delays. But the description is the tip of the procrastination iceberg. Procrastination is a complex phenomenon. It’s important to recognize some of the underlying factors that could be contributing to procrastination. Research proves there are different reasons people procrastinate…. Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims

Time Management Tips Tuesdays Getting Started: Work Towards Setting Good Habits

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Good habits help you embrace the joy of practice and reduce stress. There are lots of great places to learn about how you can work on developing good habits. We recommend: Nora Rock, The Mysterious Magic of Routines, LAWPRO Magazine James Clear, Atomic Habits Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit Stretch Each Day to Compound… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management & Claims Prevention

Time management tips Tuesdays – Getting started by setting goals

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Lawyers and law firm staff are busy. Time management is a real risk factor – with time management issues accounting for 20% of claims reported to LAWPRO over the last decade. Time management errors include missed deadlines, not considering or miscalculating limitation periods, and not promptly responding to clients. At times, time management errors are… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Risk Management Strategies, Limitations Claims

Goal setting: Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

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Part of reflective practice involves setting goals and working towards them. Write them down and make them S.M.A.R.T. Write Them Down Take time at the start of the year and on a regular basis to take a break from your daily grind to write down your goals. Taking the time to write down your goals… Read More »

Categories: Career Management

When You Get a Call About a Will You Drafted… What Is Your Next Step?

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You’re sitting at your desk on a typical weekday afternoon when, out of the blue, you get a call related to a will file. As soon as this happens, be wary. Your first instinct may be to try to help. But calls around wills you’ve prepared raise issues around confidentiality and privilege. Trying to recall… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

Superior Court of Justice amends its’ Consolidated Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding the Small Claims Court

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Today the Superior Court of Justice amended its Consolidated Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding the Small Claims Court to: Provide for scheduling terms of payment hearings and new trials. Add a reminder to file all documents that a claim is based on. Explain that the Court is not dismissing actions for delay until… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

10 Tips to Adapt to the New Contingency Fee Regime

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On July 1, 2021 Ontario’s contingency fees will be subject to significant changes, with amendments to both the Solicitors Act and the Law Society Rules of Professional Conduct coming into force. The changes will affect how contingency fees are calculated and will impact how contingency fee matters are managed from marketing and new client intake… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

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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