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Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media

Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media

Effective April 19, 2022: This Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media (“Notice”) applies to all proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice (“SCJ”). It consolidates and supersedes all previous Province-wide Provincial Notices but does not introduce new substantive provisions unless indicated below. All prior Provincial Notices have been archived in the section… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

Superior Court of Justice – revised Divisional Court notice

Superior Court of Justice – revised Divisional Court notice

The revised Divisional Court Notice to the Profession is now available on the Superior Court’s website: Notice to Profession – Divisional Court This notice was amended to address new processes regarding mode of hearings (in person or virtual), CaseLines updates, and other changes. It also incorporates the text of the previously free-standing Notice to Profession… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

Time Management Tips Tuesdays Getting Started: Work Towards Setting Good Habits

Time Management Tips Tuesdays  Getting Started: Work Towards Setting Good Habits

Good habits help you embrace the joy of practice and reduce stress. There are lots of great places to learn about how you can work on developing good habits. We recommend: Nora Rock, The Mysterious Magic of Routines, LAWPRO Magazine James Clear, Atomic Habits Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit Stretch Each Day to Compound… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management & Claims Prevention

Too Quick on the Buzzer: Default Judgment and the Potential Consequences of Engaging in Sharp Practice

Too Quick on the Buzzer: Default Judgment and the Potential Consequences of Engaging in Sharp Practice

Would-be lawyers learn the importance of professionalism and civility as outlined in the Law Society’s Rules of Professional Conduct and The Advocates’ Society Principles of Civility. However, in practice, a grey area can sometimes develop between fiercely advocating for a client and engaging in sharp practice. At LAWPRO, we’ve seen many claims relating to lawyers… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Civil Litigation


Time management tips Tuesdays – Getting started by setting goals

Time management tips Tuesdays – Getting started by setting goals

Lawyers and law firm staff are busy. Time management is a real risk factor – with time management issues accounting for 20% of claims reported to LAWPRO over the last decade. Time management errors include missed deadlines, not considering or miscalculating limitation periods, and not promptly responding to clients. At times, time management errors are… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Risk Management Strategies, Limitations Claims

Putting the insurance puzzle together

Putting the insurance puzzle together

LAWPRO’s primary Errors & Omissions (E&O) program is a key piece of the insurance puzzle for any lawyer and law firm. But additional insurance coverage is often required to protect against the full constellation of risk faced by a law firm. Remember that all insurance policies are drafted to cover only a specific set of… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

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