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Everything old is new again: Will the return of a broader rent control regime haunt the Ontario real estate bar?

Everything old is new again: Will the return of a broader rent control regime haunt the Ontario real estate bar?

For decades the existence of rent control has posed a risk to Ontario real estate lawyers acting on the purchase and mortgaging of residential rental property. The range of affected properties is immense: From a basement apartment to a rented single family house to the largest multi-residential complexes in the province, many real estate files… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Areas of Law

New Standard (Residential) Lease Template in Ontario as of April 30, 2018

New Standard (Residential) Lease Template in Ontario as of April 30, 2018

The Ontario government is requiring all landlords to use a standard lease template for all new leases beginning April 30, 2018. Lawyers are encouraged to make themselves familiar with the terms of this new lease so they can advise clients of their obligations and rights under the new lease. The information below is taken from… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Precedents, Real Estate, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

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

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

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

Help Lawyers Succeed as a LSO Coach & Advisor

Help Lawyers Succeed as a LSO Coach & Advisor

A lawyer coach can help participants develop skills and answer deeper questions in their careers. From building a practice to transitioning to a new practice area, the coach guides the participant by engaging in a journey of self-discovery. Like Socrates’ midwife, the coach helps the participant birth the answer from within. For some lawyer coaches… Read More »

Categories: Career Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention



Law Society name change

Law Society name change

As announced on November 2, 2017, the Law Society of Upper Canada is changing it’s name to the Law Society of Ontario. LAWPRO congratulates our parent organization on this transformative initiative. Watch for changes in LAWPRO’s print and digital documents in coming months, as we implement usage of the new name. For more information on… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

Beware of funds transfer frauds over the holidays – BC firm defrauded for six figures

Beware of funds transfer frauds over the holidays – BC firm defrauded for six figures

The Law Society of British Columbia published the following warning to its members on December 15, 2017. A BC law firm has fallen victim to the sophisticated “phony direction to pay” social engineering fraud. Here’s what happened. The perpetrators hacked the firm’s computer, and then monitored the firm’s email traffic for some time before making… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

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