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Healthy lawyers make healthy practices: LAWPRO’s support for mental health and wellness resources

Healthy lawyers make healthy practices: LAWPRO’s support for mental health and wellness resources

Mental health challenges in the legal profession are often ignored, stigmatized, and untreated. This not only leads to poorer quality of life for lawyers and their families, it is a contributing cause of many malpractice claims. This is why, for over a decade, LAWPRO and the Law Society of Ontario have co-funded wellness and mental… Read More »

Categories: Wellness and Balance, Risk Management & Claims Prevention


Law Society of Alberta fraud warning about “GSKS Law Firm”

Law Society of Alberta fraud warning about “GSKS Law Firm”

The Law Society of Alberta has received a report about a business, “GSKS Law Firm”, purporting to be a law firm. The business operates a website at http://gskslaw.com. The individuals associated with the business are falsely holding themselves out as members of the Law Society of Alberta and are reaching out to individuals to offer… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Paying attention to the fraud behind the curtain: Don’t get fooled by spoofed email addresses

Paying attention to the fraud behind the curtain: Don’t get fooled by spoofed email addresses

We have written previously about the dangers associated with email spoofing and phishing schemes, where fraudsters will send fabricated emails purporting to be from a trusted colleague or third party in an effort to trick a lawyer or staff member into clicking on a dangerous link or downloading a dangerous attachment. These fraudulent schemes continue… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention


Land Registrar’s Bulletin re: NEW process for pre-approvals, PIN corrections & overrides

Land Registrar’s Bulletin re: NEW process for pre-approvals, PIN corrections & overrides

Bulletin 2018-04 states that effective December 10, 2018, pre-approvals, PIN corrections and overrides are no longer to be requested via [email protected], but rather in the OnLand portal at OnLand.ca. Users must go to the OnLand portal at https://www.onland.ca where they will find “request forms” under the “support” and then “contact us” drop down menu. They… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Areas of Law

Can you trust what’s in your trust account? A brief overview of Canada’s electronic payment systems

Can you trust what’s in your trust account? A brief overview of Canada’s electronic payment systems

Every day, millions of Canadians electronically transfer funds among themselves, using their bank or other financial institutions as an intermediary. Conveniences like Interac debit purchases, online e-transfers, or wire transfers give the perception of near instantaneous transactions. However, even though our financial system operates on the assumption that these payment systems are instantaneous, often no… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

U.S. Federal Trade Commission releases cybersecurity resources for small businesses

U.S. Federal Trade Commission releases cybersecurity resources for small businesses

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has just released cybersecurity resources for small business. They were developed after the FTC hosted roundtables to ask business owners what they needed to deal with the threat of cybercrime. While not specifically aimed at law firms, the cyber issues and dangers they face are often the same as any… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, Technology

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