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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 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

Commercial title insurance: What you need to know

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Commercial title insurance is a different product than a residential policy. For the most part, residential policies can be characterized as being “one size fits all” or “off the rack.” Yes, there are times when a residential policy may require an amendment or an exclusion to accommodate a particular situation, but often times, assuming the… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Microsoft OneNote for Lawyers in One Hour, 2nd Edition

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Upgrade your practice from the yellow legal notepad with Microsoft OneNote, a program that is included in both Microsoft Office 2016 and Microsoft Office 365. It’s also now available on nearly any device with a web browser, including iOS and Android devices and Windows Phones. With this guide, you will learn how to use OneNote… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

Contingency planning for lawyers: Do you have a plan in place for your practice?

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LAWPRO encourages lawyers to consider the impact that their unexpected death or incapacity would have on their practices, and to implement a plan to ensure that their clients continue to be served. The following article provides a good overview of issues lawyers should consider when making contingency plans. It originally appear in Hull & Hull… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Practice Aids, Law Practice Management

practicePRO.ca: Time for a new look

It’s been nearly 20 years since the launch of the original practicePRO.ca website. While the site was basic by today’s standards, it offered the high quality risk management articles, checklists and precedents lawyers would come to expect from the program. In its first few years, practicePRO.ca averaged 30,000 visitors and 7,000 downloads per year. By… Read More »

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