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Is this the job you want? How to find the right fit – and then sell yourself in the interview

The following article is by Wendy Werner, owner and principal of Werner Associates LLC, a career coaching and law practice management consulting firm. It originally appeared in the 2012 Student Issue of LAWPRO Magazine. On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession… Read More »

Categories: Career Management

What is a claims-made-and-reported policy?

The following is a sidebar to the article ‘Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Insurance Implications of Lawyer Transfers and Practice Structures’, which appeared in the January 2012 edition of LAWPRO Magazine. Not all insurance policies work the same way. One factor that differs is how a policy that is renewed annually “matches” claims to policy years…. Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage


Are “shelf corporations” a thing of the past?

The following article appeared in the January 2012 edition of LAWPRO Webzine: “Corporate-Commercial Practice: Avoiding Claims” Here at LAWPRO we take an interest in practice management trends (which means we’re always grateful for your input about the way you practice law today!). Sometimes, the decline of trends is just as noteworthy as their emergence. One… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law

Avoiding common communication errors in corporate/commercial law

Over the last ten years, corporate/commercial-related claims (including bankruptcy, tax, and securities-related claims) averaged 14 per cent of LAWPRO’s claims count (279 claims per year), and 23 per cent of our claims costs ($14.9 million per year). While there has been some fluctuation, the number of claims in this area has remained consistent over this… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Corporate Law

Amendments to the Federal Child Support Guidelines (New child support tables)

The Department of Justice just announced that the Federal Child Support Guidelines (Federal Guidelines) have been amended to update the Federal Child Support Tables (Federal Tables) used to determine child support amounts. These amendments will come into force on December 31, 2011. The 2006 Federal Tables must still be used to determine child support owed… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Family Law

LSUC Guide to implementing Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

This 2005 legislation was enacted to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities. Customer Service Standards adopted under the Act are effective on January 1, 2012 for providers of goods and services, including law firms. The Law Society has created a guide which is meant to assist legal service providers in developing the resources to comply… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

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