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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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Ontario Updates Rules for Real Estate Agents and Brokerages

The second phase of legislative and regulatory changes under the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA), formerly known as the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA), came into effect December 1, 2023. There are several changes including seller approved sharing of non-confidential information in an offer of purchase and sale, disclosure… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

New wellness resources from the Member Assistance Program

Beginning December 1, Homewood Health will be updating the web portal to incorporate the new “Pathfinder” user-interface system. Through a series of simple questions, the anonymous Pathfinder system will quickly guide lawyers to curated lifestyle coaching, counselling, peer-support, and online resources that are directed at the specific needs of each lawyer. Lawyers can book… Read More »

Categories: Wellness and Balance

Federation of Law Societies launches online program to combat money laundering risks


The Federation’s of Law Societys has launched an online learning program entitled “Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Canadian Legal Profession”. The program is free and the Law Society of Ontario has accredited the program for 3 hours and 45 minutes of Professionalism content. From the website: “The practice of law exposes legal professionals… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, Technology

Redesigned Ontario Court of Justice Website Launch

The Ontario Court of Justice has launched its redesigned public website as of May 8, 2023. The external website has been redesigned and revitalized from a user task-focused perspective and all the contents and resources have been updated. The updated site will provide an improved user experience and be easier to navigate. Some of the… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

Fifteen tips for real estate lawyers from Sid Troister of Torkin Manes

The Law Society’s 2023 Real Estate Summit recently took place, and Sid Troister of Torkin Manes identified fifteen important tips and observations taken from speakers and program materials. These are useful for all real estate lawyers to read, and were included in Mr. Troister’s email newsletter. 1. The solicitor client relationship obligations are still with… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

CaseLines Quick Tips from the Office of the Chief Justice


The Office of the Chief Justice shared the new CaseLines Quick Tips document. It was prepared in response to recent concerns raised by the bar about the requirement to have links between documents in CaseLines, such as hyperlinking the text of an affidavit to each of its exhibits or linking all evidentiary citations in a… 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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