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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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Homewood Human Solutions e-Learning courses can now be claimed for the LAWPRO Risk Management credit


As maintaining good mental health and coping well with stress helps lawyers avoid claims, LAWPRO financially supports the Law Society’s Member Assistance Program (MAP), which is administered by Homewood Human Solutions (HHS). As of September 16, 2014, e-Learning courses offered on the HHS site will now be approved for the LAWPRO Risk Management credit. The… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Wellness and Balance

What keeps family law lawyers up at night? Self-represented parties


Like many areas of practice, family law is going through a period of change. Both clients and their lawyers are questioning traditional modes of practice. Economic woes both cause legal problems, and leave clients with limited resources with which to resolve them. Stress – for both families in crisis and for their lawyers – is… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

Tools and strategies for lawyers with vision impairments


Toronto lawyer Ernst Ashurov was born with limited vision, and an eye injury in childhood left him almost completely blind; yet he runs a criminal and general litigation practice. In the first few years of his career, he was able to read print using extreme magnification glasses; but by 2006 he could no longer read…. Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

Warning re: Claims exposure where private mortgage advance goes to third party


[The following is the text of a LAWPRO alert sent October 7, 2014. This post mirrors the alert, but includes samples of the new exemption clauses we have seen in claims files.] LAWPRO has become aware of a new exception to coverage in certain title insurance policies which could expose real estate practitioners to claims… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance, Fraud Prevention

Renew your LAWPRO professional liability insurance for 2015 starting today


You can now e-file your 2015 LAWPRO insurance application. E-file on or before November 4, 2014, and you’ll save $25 on the 2015 insurance premium. It takes only minutes to review your pre-populated electronic application: To access online filing, you need your Law Society number and your confidential password. Applications e-filed after November 4 ARE… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

LAWPRO base premium stable for fifth consecutive year: Convocation approves LAWPRO 2015 program


LAWPRO is pleased to announce that Convocation of the Law Society of Upper Canada approved its 2015 insurance program for the Ontario Bar. This marks LAWPRO’s 20th anniversary of offering the program. Strong financial results and a moderating claims count have allowed LAWPRO to hold the base premium for the mandatory insurance program at $3,350… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

Past 40 years marked by a changing mix of lawyers


Ontario’s legal profession has experienced significant changes over the last 40 years. In the mid-1970s a critical mass of women began joining the profession in record numbers. Then, in the 1980s, lawyers from Aboriginal, Francophone and equality-seeking communities began entering the profession. Today, the province’s legal profession continues to grow and evolve at a rapid… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

LAWPRO defends lawyers: “Lawyer not liable for transaction client completed after lawyer’s retainer ended’


LAWPRO defends a wide variety of cases in any given year. In almost 80 per cent of the claims files we handle, there is ultimately no finding of negligence against the lawyer that was the subject of a claim. Occasionally, our work on a lawyer’s behalf is made easier by having compelling facts on our… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

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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