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Lenders accepting wire payments to discharge mortgages.

The practice of delivering certified cheques or bank drafts to lenders to pay off mortgages has been made more difficult with the restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. The real estate bar has been asking financial institutions to permit them to pay off client’s mortgages using wire payments in residential purchase and sale transactions. It… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Technology

Understanding e-signatures

In an increasingly digitized world – which has been even more rapidly implemented and embraced due to the Covid-19 crisis, calls for moving legal documents towards “e-signing” have become a roar. The pace at which the industry has responded has been staggering. We’ve seen the adoption of virtual commissioning and notarization and virtual witnessing of… Read More »

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The dangers of renting out your signature as a virtual witness on a will or POA

The virtual execution of wills and powers of attorney has suddenly become a big topic for Ontario lawyers, even those practising outside the wills and estates bar. The April 7, 2020 (amended April 22) emergency Order in Council now permits, on a temporary basis, the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney in Ontario…. Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Technology

Video Conferencing Checklist

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There are a lot of things lawyers need to keep track of when providing legal services by video conference. This Video Conferencing Checklist (Word doc) will help you consider the steps you need to take before, during, and after a video conference meeting with a client. This Checklist has been modified from one first published… Read More »

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

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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

Artificial intelligence: What is AI and will it really replace lawyers?

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If you scanned social media or the headlines in many online or print-based newspapers or magazines published in 2017, you were pretty much guaranteed to see posts and articles on artificial intelligence (AI). Most of these articles suggest that AI is in the process of fundamentally changing our lives at work, home and play. And… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Technology

Perspectives on the future of law – How the professional should respond to major disruptions

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The legal profession is in the midst of significant change, and is headed into a period where there will be even greater change. These changes are driven by disruptions that alter the very nature of how traditional legal services have been performed and provided to clients for decades. These disruptions include: access to justice client… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Technology, Law Practice Management
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