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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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praticePRO resource: Generic law firm privacy policy

law-practice-management

As a supplement to the LAWPRO Magazine articles Privacy and Your Clients: An Agenda For Every Firm (Summer 2003) and Personal Information and Privacy (Winter 2007), LAWPRO has created a Sample Firm Privacy Policy. It can be used as a precedent and checklist to guide you as you examine your own firm’s procedures for dealing… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

LAWPRO Magazine archives: Meet the New Family Law Lawyer

family-law

The introduction this past January [of 2005] of new spousal support guidelines has put the spotlight on family law practice. To put the impact of the guidelines in context – and to better understand the pressures of family law practice today – LAWPRO Magazine this spring convened a panel of family law practitioners from across… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

Failing to deliver title insurance opens up a number of risks

real-estate

Hundreds of real estate malpractice claims find their way to LAWPRO every year. Some involve complex and exotic fact situations, but many do not. At the heart of most claims is the lawyer’s failure to deliver something the client has requested or expected. Where the deliverable is at the heart of the deal − keys… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

What is a claims-made-and-reported policy?

errors-and-omissions-coverage

The following is a sidebar to the article ‘Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Insurance Implications of Lawyer Transfers and Practice Structures’, which appeared in the January 2012 edition of LAWPRO Magazine. Not all insurance policies work the same way. One factor that differs is how a policy that is renewed annually “matches” claims to policy years…. Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

Are “shelf corporations” a thing of the past?

corporate

The following article appeared in the January 2012 edition of LAWPRO Webzine: “Corporate-Commercial Practice: Avoiding Claims” Here at LAWPRO we take an interest in practice management trends (which means we’re always grateful for your input about the way you practice law today!). Sometimes, the decline of trends is just as noteworthy as their emergence. One… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law
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