There are multiple scenarios whereby fraudsters will attempt to have you wire funds to a different account than the one that you had intended to fund. Unfortunately, some of those attempts are successful. LAWPRO has received such claims and heard of many others. Here are some tips to assist you if such a fraud happens… Read More »
Please check the mailing address you have for LAWPRO in your contacts and database systems. We are still getting mail addressed to our old address, even though we moved two years ago! Please send LAWPRO mail to our current address: 250 Yonge Street, Suite 3101, P.O. Box 3, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2L7.
The current #1 on the New York Times most popular articles list is an item that appeared in the Technology section on the weekend: The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now. In terms of complexity, the Facebook privacy settings lie somewhere between the calculations behind a space shuttle launch and figuring out what… Read More »
I am pleased and honoured to have AvoidAClaim recognized with a Canadian Law Blog Award (AKA “CLawBie”) in the Practice Management category. There was actually a tie in this category and I am pleased to share the podium with my fellow practice management advisor and friend David Bilinsky and his Thoughtful Legal Management blog. The… Read More »
Family law matters seem to be the new flavour of the month when it comes to bad-cheque scams. In the past few weeks Ontario lawyers have sent me almost 20 different emails from fraudsters seeking help on matters involving the collection spousal and/or child support. One message in particular is making the rounds as I… Read More »
While we have been receiving great feedback on the various articles on social media in the latest issue of LawPRO Magazine, the surprise front-runner for most popular article in this issue has had over 300 downloads in the first four days – Yvonne Diedrick’s article on the Apology Act, 2009. Perhaps not a real surprise… Read More »
Cross-posted on the SLAW blog (www.slaw.ca) As part of a brief endorsement dated November 3, 2009 in RE: IN THE ESTATE OF Evelyn O’Reilly, et. al., Justice D. M. Brown of the Superior Court Of Justice–Ontario provided some useful direction on the form and content of an order in applications to prove a lost will… Read More »
For my first real post to AvoidAClaim, I want to focus on the biggest cause of malpractice claims: lawyer/client communication-related errors. Over the last eleven years, by cost and count, more than one-third of LAWPRO claims involved this type of error – almost $25 million or close to 8,200 claims. The adjacent pie chart shows… Read More »
Due to a minor configuration glitch, we had to make some changes to the AvoidAClaim RSS Feed on the weekend. Please check your RSS feed if you subscribed in the first few days after we went live. The correct feed is <http://feeds.feedburner.com/avoidaclaim> You can also subscribe to receive AvoidAClaim updates by email at <http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=avoidaclaim> Sorry… Read More »
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