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About Tim Lemieux

Tim Lemieux Tim Lemieux is the CPSR and Claims Analyst at LAWPRO. He investigates TitlePLUS title insurance claims, and analyses LAWPRO claims data to aid in the creation of the practicePRO initiative risk management presentations, articles and web content for lawyers.


Tim Lemieux's Posts

U.S. Federal Trade Commission releases cybersecurity resources for small businesses

cybersecurity basics

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has just released cybersecurity resources for small business. They were developed after the FTC hosted roundtables to ask business owners what they needed to deal with the threat of cybercrime. While not specifically aimed at law firms, the cyber issues and dangers they face are often the same as any… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, Technology

Equipment purchase scam using the names Peter Gerstmann and Zeppelin Group

fraud-warning

Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Harrison Kinsman of Deqishan Medical Works looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a bad cheque scam (with a real company likely being impersonated) that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

Law Society name change

announcements

As announced on November 2, 2017, the Law Society of Upper Canada is changing it’s name to the Law Society of Ontario. LAWPRO congratulates our parent organization on this transformative initiative. Watch for changes in LAWPRO’s print and digital documents in coming months, as we implement usage of the new name. For more information on… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

Beware of funds transfer frauds over the holidays – BC firm defrauded for six figures

fraud-prevention

The Law Society of British Columbia published the following warning to its members on December 15, 2017. A BC law firm has fallen victim to the sophisticated “phony direction to pay” social engineering fraud. Here’s what happened. The perpetrators hacked the firm’s computer, and then monitored the firm’s email traffic for some time before making… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

New in the practicePRO Library: Unbundled Legal Services – A Family Lawyer’s Guide

Focusing on family law practitioners, Unbundling Legal Services is a particularly appropriate resource given the unique promise that unbundling holds for family law litigants. In many jurisdictions, self-representation rates are highest in family cases. But, as any family law attorney (or family court litigant) knows, these are the case types that arguably benefit most from… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Family Law, Biggest Claims Risks

Land Acknowledgement

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