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LAWPRO Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) is owned by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is licensed to provide professional liability insurance and title insurance in numerous jurisdictions across Canada. Through its malpractice insurance program, LAWPRO insures over 25,000 practising lawyers in Ontario, as well as providing them with risk and practice management information under the practicePRO banner.


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New practicePRO resource: The immigration law malpractice claims fact sheet

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The tenth in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers immigration law. The number of malpractice claims flowing from immigration matters, while not many, has been trending up in recent years. Lawyer/client miscommunications cause 42% of these claims. Immigration clients have a great deal at stake, and many pin their hopes on the efforts… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Risk Management Strategies

New practicePRO resource: The employment law malpractice claims fact sheet

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With such a large amount of claims prevention information available in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create simple fact sheets that CPD providers and others could use in developing their program material for specific areas of law. The ninth in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers labour… Read More »

Categories: Practice Aids, Law Practice Management

New in the practicePRO Library: Lawyers as Managers

Today more than ever, all members of a law firm must work together as a team for the benefit of clients. Coordinating and getting the most out of everyone’s contributions is the responsibility of a firm’s managers, whether they are lawyers or administrators. The fact is that few lawyers enter the profession with management experience…. Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

ALIA Alert on spear phishing “direction to pay” scams (we are seeing these in Ontario too)

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See below for text of an Alert sent today by Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association. We are seeing similar scams targeting Ontario lawyers. We encourage Ontario lawyers to be vigilant and follow the precautions in this Alert. ALIA has received additional reports of fraudulent emails being sent to lawyers in Alberta and other jurisdictions. In these… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Notice to Lawyers Concerning Syndicated Mortgages

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On Oct. 24, 2017, the Law Society of Upper Canada issued a notice to lawyers concerning syndicated mortgages and syndicated mortgage investments. A syndicated mortgage is a mortgage where two or more persons participate as investors. Syndicated mortgages can be as simple as two people lending to a third person, the loan secured against a… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate
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