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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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Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate’s documents for the purchase of a condominium


The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate has established a sub-committee to consider the work undertaken in the purchase of a condominium. The Subcommittee is working on various documents to assist real estate lawyers and their purchasers in a resale condominium transaction and intend to consult with and obtain a broad range of comments… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Plan your CPD year and maximize your learning


Lawyers in Ontario are now familiar with the Law Society’s requirement that they complete a minimum number of hours of continuing professional development programming each year. As the law grows ever more complex, CPD supports lawyers’ ongoing competency and helps them build practical skills that will can benefit both their clients and their own careers…. Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

LAWPRO Magazine archive: Protecting client data – 11 steps to take when using technology


The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Practice Management Technology Guideline specifically reminds lawyers to address concerns about client confidentiality, security, disaster management and technological obsolescence, and that a certain level of lawyer competence in the security of technology is necessary to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct. This article offers a checklist of 11… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Law Practice Management

LAWPRO releases 2012 Annual Report


On May 1st, 2013, LAWPRO held its Annual General Meeting and released its 2012 Annual Report, available here. The report includes the company’s financial statements and Management Discussion and Analysis, including a report on operations for the 2012 year. The results and report are prefaced by remarks from both Susan T. McGrath, chair of the… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

practicePRO Resource: Voicemail tips


Although not everyone likes it, voice mail is an essential tool. Used properly, it can help you better communicate with and serve your clients. To avoid frustrating clients, consider the following points for handling incoming calls from our Managing a Better Professional Services firm booklet,: Give callers the option to leave a traditional message: If… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Law Practice Management

praticePRO resource: Generic law firm privacy policy


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

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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