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Risk Management & Claims Prevention

Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Client and File Management

At the core of any practice, good communication includes: Setting client expectations for communication at the outset Setting the scope of services in writing (see here for sample retainer letters) Scheduling regular client updates. Consider email templates and tools which can help in regular client communication updates Documenting all instructions Confirming receipt of correspondence Being… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management & Claims Prevention

Cottages and Rural Properties: Avoid Common Errors that Lead to Title Insurance Claims

Cottages are a Canadian summertime staple. For many, cottage life has become tradition and cottage ownership is a dream come true. Conversely, cottage and rural residential properties generally present the real estate lawyer with some of the most challenging and complex issues of any area of real estate law, and may surprise lawyers who are… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Real Estate

Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Productivity: Fight Procrastination

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Procrastination is a word we use to describe when people struggle to get tasks done and delays. But the description is the tip of the procrastination iceberg. Procrastination is a complex phenomenon. It’s important to recognize some of the underlying factors that could be contributing to procrastination. Research proves there are different reasons people procrastinate…. Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims

What’s wrong with this picture? Be on alert for fake IDs issued by different authorities or different times with identical photos

LAWPRO continues to see high levels of real estate fraud activity. Lawyers and real estate clerks should be on high alert for mortgage frauds. In some instances, fraudsters appear to have used photo ID, issued by different authorities, or issued years apart, but where the documents used the same picture. In these cases, it’s clear… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

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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