Resources, Precedents & Checklists for Ontario Lawyers
LAWPRO’s practicePRO initiative provides risk management, claims prevention and law practice management information to Ontario lawyers. Our resources, precedents and checklists will help you take proactive steps to avoid a legal malpractice claim. Below are just a few of our best materials; for more information, visit the Top practicePRO Downloads page on practicePRO.ca.
Covid-19 and Working Remotely Articles and Resources
The disruptions resulting from the Covid 19 virus are causing uncertainty for many lawyers as they attempt to run their practices remotely while continuing to provide professional services to their clients. LAWPRO is working to make lawyers aware of the latest developments, changes in the law and court procedure and resources to make remote practice easier.
Rule 48 Transition Toolkit
The new Rule 48.14 introduces new claims risks that may trap the unwary lawyer. Use the Rule 48 Transition Toolkit to help you understand the changes and take practical steps to reduce your risk.
Limited Scope Representation Resources
Learn about the risks inherent in providing limited scope legal services and how you can reduce your exposure to a claim when working for a client on an unbundled basis. practicePRO’s limited scope documents include sample retainers, checklists, and client information brochures.
Malpractice Claims Fact Sheets
Our Malpractice Claims Fact Sheets summarize where and why claims happen and steps you can to take to avoid them. Our series of fact sheets covers real estate, litigation, wills & estates, criminal and family law.
We have put all practicePRO checklists, including the Domestic Contract Matter Toolkit and Commercial Transactions checklist, in one convenient location.
LAWPRO Magazine Archive
The LAWPRO Magazine archive includes current and back issues with information and updates on news and issues facing Ontario lawyers.