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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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Vacant Home Tax for Toronto and Ottawa

An annual tax will be levied on vacant residences in Toronto and Ottawa, payable beginning in 2023. Real estate lawyers should be aware of the details in order to properly advise clients who may own vacant properties in these cities. Toronto By February 2, 2023, all owners of residential property in Toronto must file a… Read More »

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Avoid phishing and wire fraud scams over the holidays

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Fraudsters often increase their efforts over the holidays when key staff may be away and people generally may be more distracted or rushing to get things done before the end of the year. The risk of getting duped could be increased this year with many of us working from home and the usual checks and… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Tips for When a Client Dies

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It is a difficult experience when a client dies. However, the right to confidentiality does not end with death and you have continuing professional duties. Our new tip sheet explains the steps to take upon learning that a client has passed away, depending on whether the matter involved litigation, wills or real estate, as well… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Civil Litigation

LAWPRO CPD: Tips for Corporate Commercial Lawyers – replay now available

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In this highly practical program, attendees will learn about key risk areas and emerging risks faced by corporate commercial lawyers and how to effectively manage them. Download the materials Speakers Juda Strawczynski, Director, practicePRO, LAWPRO Ray Leclair, Vice President Public Affairs, LAWPRO David Rainsberry, Counsel, LAWPRO Anne E. Posno, Lenczner Slaght (litigate.com) Attendees can claim… Read More »

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Free LAWPRO CPD: Video replay of Tips for Real Estate Lawyers

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The real estate market is shifting, and so are the risks. LAWPRO is seeing a range of real estate claims and new dangerous real estate frauds. Join our panel featuring leading real estate lawyers and LAWPRO counsel who will share practical tips about key risk areas and how to effectively manage them. Download the materials… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Getting started on investing in tech: Use these 5 questions to guide you

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The law changes, and so do the tools and technologies we use to provide legal services. For lawyers whose training is steeped in precedent and in identifying risks, there can be understandable hesitation and concern about moving to a new process or technology. This article addresses the key concerns that lawyers, paralegals and legal professionals… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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September 30 marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was created to honour survivors of the residential schools, their families, and communities, and this public commemoration remains a vital part of the reconciliation process. September 30 is a federal statutory holiday. Banks, the post office and other federally regulated entities will… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Diversity

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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