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Risk Management & Claims Prevention

Huge collection of fake IDs, documents and cheques given to lawyers by fraudsters

fraud-prevention

Fraud attempts against lawyers can involve a great deal of counterfeit documentation, starting with the initial client ID (passports, licenses), various agreements, loan documents and bank statements, and ending with the cheque that finally arrives at the lawyer’s office. When we add posts about a fraud to the AvoidAClaim blog, we also provide images of… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

The red flags of an email scam

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Many email scams are obvious due to poor spelling, bad grammar and/or completely untenable fact circumstances (e.g., multi-million dollar lottery wins or inheritances). However, some of the email-based frauds LAWPRO is seeing are extremely sophisticated and look like completely legitimate legal matters. The more sophisticated frauds have temporarily fooled new and experienced lawyers into working… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

A clarification on the ultimate limitation period and the York Condominium Corp. and Jay-M Holding case

civil-litigation

The How Long Should You Keep Your Close Files? article in the December 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine was well received by Ontario lawyers. From the emails, phone calls and personal comments we received, it is clear the information we provided was helpful to many lawyers in terms of the decisions they needed to make… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

LAWPRO concerned that unbundled legal services will mean more claims

biggest-claims-risks

The Law Society of Upper Canada is currently reviewing the ethical and procedural issues relating to the “unbundling” of legal services, otherwise known as “limited scope representations” or “limited scope retainers.” Unbundling is the concept of taking a legal matter apart into discrete tasks and having a lawyer or paralegal provide limited legal services or… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks
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