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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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Coverage exception in title insurance policies catches lenders’ lawyers off guard

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This article by Kathleen Waters, President & CEO of LAWPRO, originally appeared in the December 26, 2014 issue of The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. In September, LAWPRO received an unwelcome surprise – the first in a series of claims based on an exception to coverage in residential lender title insurance policies. That… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

“Taking Control of Stress” by Homewood Human Solutions

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LAWPRO believes that helping lawyers improve their personal health and workplace effectiveness can reduce the likelihood of claims, and financially supports the Law Society’s Member Assistance Program (MAP), which is administered by Homewood Human Solutions (HHS). Homewood offers a number of e-Learning Courses that lawyers can do from their desks, and from time to time… Read More »

Categories: Wellness and Balance

Amendments to Rule 48 bring major changes to administrative dismissals

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Significant changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure relating to administrative dismissals appear in Ontario Regulation 170/14, published in the September 6, 2014 Ontario Gazette. Specifically, the existing Rules 48.14 (Action not on trial list) and 48.15 (Action abandoned) were revoked, and a new Rule 48.14 (Dismissal of an action for delay) was substituted in… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Civil Litigation

Lawyers Weekly article on claims exposure for real estate lawyers due to coverage exceptions in certain title insurance policies

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The December 26, 2014, issue of Lawyers Weekly has an article on a claims exposure that arises due to coverage exceptions in certain title insurance policies. Real estate lawyers need to be aware of this claims exposure and how to avoid it. LAWPRO has seen 7 claims with combined losses approaching $2 million, including one… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Recruiting & retaining top talent: Part 3: Money and other things

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Attracting the best possible lateral associates is critical to a law firm’s ability to maintain its competitive edge, financial leverage, internal succession and future success. The January 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine included an article by Cleo Kirkland, a senior recruitment consultant at The Counsel Network in Toronto, which discussed what firms can do to… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

Recruiting & retaining top talent: Part 2 – How to be a choice law firm

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Attracting the best possible lateral associates is critical to a law firm’s ability to maintain its competitive edge, financial leverage, internal succession and future success. The January 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine included an article by Cleo Kirkland, a senior recruitment consultant at The Counsel Network in Toronto, which discussed what firms can do to… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

Recruiting & retaining top talent: Part 1 – Recruiting smarter

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Attracting the best possible lateral associates is critical to a law firm’s ability to maintain its competitive edge, financial leverage, internal succession and future success. The January 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine included an article by Cleo Kirkland, a senior recruitment consultant at The Counsel Network in Toronto, which discussed what firms can do to… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

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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