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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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How to lessen your risk of a malpractice claim when virtually witnessing wills and powers of attorney

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As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on April 7, 2020 the Government of Ontario released an emergency Order temporarily allowing the virtual execution of wills and powers of attorney by means of “audio-visual communication technology”. The Order applies as of April 7, 2020 and for the duration of COVID-19 emergency. There is… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates

Video Conferencing Checklist

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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

Province Suspends Limitation Periods and Other Deadlines

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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

Construction Liens: Which Act applies?

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To accompany the blog post originally posted on September 16, entitled Upcoming Changes to the Construction Act , we are pleased to share a detailed flowchart to help you determine which Act applies to your construction law matter. Generally, the old Act will apply where a contract for the improvement was entered into before July… Read More »

Categories: Construction

Update: Upcoming Changes to the Construction Act

In the year since its enactment, Ontario’s new Construction Act has already made a noted impact on the practice of construction law in the province. The amendments to the previous Construction Lien Act (“CLA”) were to be implemented in two phases: Phase 1, the modernization provisions, effective July 1, 2018; and Phase 2, prompt payment… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Civil Litigation
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