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Time Management Tips Tuesdays: Email Management

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Email has given the legal profession countless hours saved sending and receiving letters, faxes, phone calls and in-person meetings. But the technology has its downsides. The constant barrage of information is linked to stress and poorer health outcomes, and, as Cal Newport wrote for The New Yorker, is making us miserable. Strong email management skills… Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims

Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Calendaring Tips


Nobody teaches calendaring in law school, but it’s a key skill. Diarizing deadlines is a must-have skill. This week, here are some basic tips to manage calendaring. Use One Calendar This may sound obvious, but only use one calendar for your practice. Different practice management tools may all have calendars. Best practice is to make… Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims

Time Management Tips Tuesdays – Managing Deadlines

When considering taking on a new matter, immediately consider what key deadlines may apply. Limitation periods, contractual limitation periods and other deadlines need to be identified early to protect your client. Use practicePRO’s limitations and notice period resources to help manage these deadlines. Immediately diarize deadlines Immediately put deadlines in your calendar. Calculate with care:… Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims

Update about fund transfers


There has been much written about how lawyers receive and deliver money from their trust accounts on behalf of their clients as part of a transaction. The issue comes down to ensuring good funds are being dealt with in order that value is exchanged. In Canada, our banking system works on the basis of trust,… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Fraud 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

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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