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LAWPRO looking to hire a corporate writer and policy analyst

LAWPRO is looking to hire a corporate write/policy analyst with legal experience. The position reports to the Communications Director. This person will work closely with company executive, the communications and risk management departments to plan, research, write and edit a broad range of assignments for external and internal stakeholders including: policy and position papers, speeches,… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

Excess Malpractice Insurance: Do you have sufficient coverage?

One area of insurance coverage that deserves special attention is excess insurance. It provides an additional layer of insurance protection should your defence and indemnity payments exceed the $1 million per claim/$2 million in the aggregate limits provided by the primary LAWPRO insurance program. Why should you consider buying Excess insurance? Consider these facts: One… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

LAWPRO concerned that unbundled legal services will mean more claims

The Law Society of Upper Canada is currently reviewing the ethical and procedural issues relating to the “unbundling” of legal services, otherwise known as “limited scope representations” or “limited scope retainers.” Unbundling is the concept of taking a legal matter apart into discrete tasks and having a lawyer or paralegal provide limited legal services or… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks

Tips For Presenting Spousal Support Claims

The OBA has graciously allowed Avoid a Claim to reproduce an excellent tip sheet by The Hon. Justice Stanley Scherr for presenting spousal support claims. It was previously published in Matrimonial Affairs, the newsletter of the Ontario Bar Association family law section. Always come with the Spousal Support Advisory Guideline (SSAG) software calculations for any… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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