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LAWPRO CPD: Tips for Corporate Commercial Lawyers – replay now available

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In this highly practical program, attendees will learn about key risk areas and emerging risks faced by corporate commercial lawyers and how to effectively manage them. Download the materials Speakers Juda Strawczynski, Director, practicePRO, LAWPRO Ray Leclair, Vice President Public Affairs, LAWPRO David Rainsberry, Counsel, LAWPRO Anne E. Posno, Lenczner Slaght (litigate.com) Attendees can claim… Read More »

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CPD: Tips for Wills & Estates Lawyers

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Learn from leading wills and estates lawyers and LAWPRO counsel about practice trends and tips for success. In this highly practical program, attendees will learn about key risk areas and how to effectively manage them to thrive in the practice of law. Download the program materials. Speakers Juda Strawczynski, Director, practicePRO, LAWPRO Chris Stankiewicz, Claims… Read More »

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Emotional intelligence: the essential skill for the workplace and life

The concept of emotional intelligence isn’t new but has seen exponential growth over the years and is said to be the essential skill in the workplace and in our personal lives. We’ve all heard about the dichotomy of the heart and mind – it is at the centre of the concept of emotional intelligence. Stopping… Read More »

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New and exciting opportunities – and claims risks: Marijuana law

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As recreational marijuana makes its way onto Ontario store shelves, lawyers are gearing up for the new market. From producers to retailers, and everything in between – retail stores, physicians, banks, transportation companies, accountants, you name it – clients will come from all segments of industry. Here we take a look at some of the… Read More »

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New in the practicePRO Library: The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Acrobat DC

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PDFs have become the standard in the legal and business communities for creating, analyzing, storing, and exchanging digital documents, and for filing documents in courts with electronic filing systems. Written by practitioners with extensive experience in using Adobe Acrobat DC for their firm, this book provides step-by-step instructions and screenshots showing users how to get… Read More »

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Ontario’s New Construction Act Arrives on July 1, 2018: Don’t get Caught by the Transition Rules

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[This article was edited on June 7, 2018] The Construction Lien Act amendments will begin to take effect July 1, 2018. Hailing big changes to timelines, procedures and the manner in which many disputes will be resolved, the new legislation includes a gradual transition to help you avoid a misapplication of the new provisions. Among… Read More »

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Don’t let personal issues lead you to bend the rules

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At least two of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s discipline decisions in the last few months referenced a lawyer’s “loss of moral compass.” Even honest and well-intentioned lawyers have, when under pressure or when suffering from illness, addiction or a personal crisis, succumbed to the belief that it’s perfectly fine to bend the rules… Read More »

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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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