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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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The new Fraud Fact Sheet for Real Estate

Fraudsters are continuing to successfully dupe lawyers and law clerks using ID impersonations, property flips, value fraud, phishing scams, and more. Real estate frauds can be simple scenarios or sophisticated ones. The matters look legitimate and the fraudsters are convincing. There may even be two or more people collaborating on both sides of a transaction… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Fraud Prevention

New and exciting opportunities – and claims risks: Marijuana law

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As recreational marijuana makes its way onto Ontario store shelves, lawyers are gearing up for the new market. From producers to retailers, and everything in between – retail stores, physicians, banks, transportation companies, accountants, you name it – clients will come from all segments of industry. Here we take a look at some of the… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies, Law Practice Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

LAWPRO Alert: Statement on Re Milne Estate decision

LAWPRO ALert

LAWPRO is aware of the Re Milne Estate  decision and we confirm that it has been appealed. We expect the appeal won’t be heard for several months. We hope the appeal decision brings clarity to how primary and secondary wills should be drafted. Lawyers that have drafted wills that may be impacted by this decision… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Wills & Estates, Risk Management Strategies, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

In the practicePRO Library: Macs in Law

Are you Mac-curious? The vast majority of lawyers and law practices still use Windows, but an increasing number are contemplating the switch to Mac, due to its reliability, usability, and security. However, authors Brett Burney and Tom Lambotte know that Macs may not be the best choice for every lawyer and law practice. Macs in… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

In the practicePRO Library: Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers

Trust accounting is one area that no one can afford to overlook, but busy lawyers don’t have time or resources to waste. Lawyers who are leaving their law firms to establish their own solo practice or small firm need this simple primer to fulfill their ethical and fiduciary responsibilities to safeguard the money belonging to… Read More »

Categories: Practice Aids, Law Practice Management

New in the practicePRO Library: The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Acrobat DC

Acrobat DC cover

PDFs have become the standard in the legal and business communities for creating, analyzing, storing, and exchanging digital documents, and for filing documents in courts with electronic filing systems. Written by practitioners with extensive experience in using Adobe Acrobat DC for their firm, this book provides step-by-step instructions and screenshots showing users how to get… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized

Pitfalls of Judging Your Own Competency

It is not easy to know yourself. According to the Dunning-Kruger effect, a cognitive bias, less competent people think they are more competent than they actually are, and competent people think they are worse than they actually are. Consider the following three scenarios, in which you perform a task at different stages of your career… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention, Mentoring, Coaching
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