About Tim Lemieux
Tim Lemieux is the Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations Coordinator at LAWPRO. He maintains and creates content for the AvoidaClaim blog (including fraud warnings), and analyses LAWPRO claims data to aid in the creation of the practicePRO initiative risk management presentations, articles and web content for lawyers.
He graduated from the University of Waterloo and joined LAWPRO in 2002. He previously worked as a Program Coordinator in LAWPRO's Customer Service department and as a TitlePLUS Claims Specialist.
Tim Lemieux's Posts
The Law Society of Upper Canada has advised us that at least one Ontario lawyer has been targeted with a traditional bad cheque scam that indicated that the fraudster found the lawyer through the “Lawyer Referral Service”. This may be a new tactic to convince Ontario lawyers that the emails are legitimate. This particular fraud… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention
In 2002 practicePRO launched the LAWPRO CPD Premium Credit. It was a way to encourage lawyers to attend programs we felt had a strong risk management component by rewarding them with a $50 credit (up to $100 in any policy year) on their insurance premium. In that first year we approved 12 CPD programs with… Read More »Categories: Announcements
Further to the post earlier today about passwords at LinkedIn being hacked, LinkedIn has issued the following update: Our security team continues to investigate this morning’s reports of stolen passwords. At this time, we’re still unable to confirm that any security breach has occurred. You can stay informed of our progress by following us on… Read More »Categories: Fraud Warnings
A post on the TheNextWeb site indicates that a Norweigan IT webite, Dagens IT reported the breach. That site indicates that 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have been posted to a Russian hacker site. LinkedIn has responded that they are looking into the breach. To be safe, LinkedIn users should change their passwords immediately. For… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention, Technology
The following appeared in a March 2012 Law Society of Upper Canada e-Bulletin and also appears in the Q&As on the Law Society’s website. Remote Access to Your Teraview Account I practice real estate. I have a transaction closing at the end of the week, but I am scheduled to be out of the office… Read More »Categories: Real Estate, Technology
Over the last ten years, corporate/commercial-related claims (including bankruptcy, tax, and securities-related claims) averaged 14 per cent of LAWPRO’s claims count (279 claims per year), and 23 per cent of our claims costs ($14.9 million per year). While there has been some fluctuation, the number of claims in this area has remained consistent over this… Read More »Categories: Communication Errors, Corporate Law
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Committee On Legal Ethics And Professional Responsibility has just released Formal Opinion 2011-200, Ethical Obligations For Attorneys Using Cloud Computing/Software As A Service While Fulfilling The Duties Of Confidentiality And Preservation Of Client Property. As the PA Bar keeps its Ethics Opinions behind a member wall, I’ve attached a copy of… Read More »Categories: Legal Technology
The Law Society of Upper Canada has just released an updated version of its Guidelines for Law Office Searches. These Guidelines are intended to inform you of best practices and steps that can be taken to protect the solicitor-client privilege of your clients in the event of a search and seizure of your law office…. Read More »Categories: Announcements, Practice Aids, Law Practice Management