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Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated Dec. 13/17 To help real estate lawyers take steps to comply with the recent changes to the Land Transfer Tax and the new Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST), LAWPRO created this page to provide answers to the questions we are hearing most frequently from Ontario lawyers. Thanks to an ongoing and helpful dialogue with… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Commercial title insurance: What you need to know

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Commercial title insurance is a different product than a residential policy. For the most part, residential policies can be characterized as being “one size fits all” or “off the rack.” Yes, there are times when a residential policy may require an amendment or an exclusion to accommodate a particular situation, but often times, assuming the… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Avoiding communication-based claims: some tips for litigators

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Claims against litigation lawyers often involve allegations of communication errors. In this article, we consider steps that lawyers can take to avoid such claims right out of the gate – at the outset of their retainers. When we attribute a claim to a communication problem, what exactly do we mean? Here are some examples: a)… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Civil Litigation

New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Microsoft OneNote for Lawyers in One Hour, 2nd Edition

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Upgrade your practice from the yellow legal notepad with Microsoft OneNote, a program that is included in both Microsoft Office 2016 and Microsoft Office 365. It’s also now available on nearly any device with a web browser, including iOS and Android devices and Windows Phones. With this guide, you will learn how to use OneNote… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology



Contingency planning for lawyers: Do you have a plan in place for your practice?

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LAWPRO encourages lawyers to consider the impact that their unexpected death or incapacity would have on their practices, and to implement a plan to ensure that their clients continue to be served. The following article provides a good overview of issues lawyers should consider when making contingency plans. It originally appear in Hull & Hull… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Practice Aids, Law Practice Management

The CBA’s Mortgage Instruction Toolkit

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The Mortgage Instructions Toolkit is a practical resource for residential real estate lawyers in Canada. Over the last few years, lender instructions have increased in scope and lawyers may find themselves being pressured to give opinions and assume responsibility for matters outside their areas of expertise. The result is a significant increase in potential liability…. Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Practice Aids

The mysterious magic of routines

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As a child, did you step carefully over every sidewalk crack? Tap each post of the hockey net before settling into the crease? Wear your lucky socks to every law school exam? Even those of us who scorn superstition rely on routines and rituals for our own protection: we swallow a daily multivitamin, fasten our… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies

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