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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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What’s wrong with this picture? Be on alert for fake IDs issued by different authorities or different times with identical photos

LAWPRO continues to see high levels of real estate fraud activity. Lawyers and real estate clerks should be on high alert for mortgage frauds. In some instances, fraudsters appear to have used photo ID, issued by different authorities, or issued years apart, but where the documents used the same picture. In these cases, it’s clear… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media


Effective April 19, 2022: This Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media (“Notice”) applies to all proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice (“SCJ”). It consolidates and supersedes all previous Province-wide Provincial Notices but does not introduce new substantive provisions unless indicated below. All prior Provincial Notices have been archived in the section… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

Superior Court of Justice – revised Divisional Court notice


The revised Divisional Court Notice to the Profession is now available on the Superior Court’s website: Notice to Profession – Divisional Court This notice was amended to address new processes regarding mode of hearings (in person or virtual), CaseLines updates, and other changes. It also incorporates the text of the previously free-standing Notice to Profession… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

Amendments to Non-Resident Speculation Tax


On March 29, 2022, the Ontario government announced amendments to the Land Transfer Tax Act which impacts the Non-Resident Speculation Tax. Effective March 30, 2022, the government is: Increasing the Non-Resident Speculation Tax to 20 per cent Expanding the tax to apply province-wide Eliminating the rebates for international students and foreign nationals working in Ontario… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

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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