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2007 LAWPRO insurance program

Volume 5, issue 3: October 2006
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Lawpro Magazine 5(3), October 2006

   Lower premiums, program enhancements for 2007
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   How to save on premiums and file forms
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   2007 insurance coverge - private practice lawyers
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Excess insurance: More necessary than you may believe
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LAWPRO's new website and MY LAWPRO gateway
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2007 insurance coverage - exempt lawyers
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Exempt lawyers are still at risk
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Lawyers acting as estate trustee
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Work and wellness

Volume 5, issue 2: Summer 2006

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Lawpro Magazine 5(2), Summer 2006

COVER
Balancing life
Achieving a balance between their personal and professional life is difficult, say a majority of lawyers recently surveyed. John Starzynski on the Ontario Lawyers' Assistance Program (formerly OBAP) discusses how to deal with stress and burnout - the first signs of potential trouble. Also profiles of three lawyers who have achieved work/life balance in three unique ways.
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Fitness and balance
Fitness leader and LLB Winnie Talan provides tips on how to integrate exercise into a hectic lawyer's lifestyle.
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Technology: good tool, bad tool
Technology can enslave us - if we let it; Understanding the demands inherent in technology is the first step to making the best use of technology as the "good tool" it is, says Jim Calloway of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
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Reporting misconduct
A discussion of the obligations imposed on the bar when they know about a lawyer dealing with abuse or mental health issues.
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FEATURES
Communications issues underlie spike in real estate claims
Claims VP Caron Wishart provides practical tips on how to carefully manage the intake and closing steps in a real estate transaction to help lawyers avoid communications-related issues that give rise to claims.
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DEPARTMENTS

TitlePLUS:

Bar related is better
Rich Patterson, president of a major U.S. title insurance company and keynote speaker at a recent TitlePLUS conference, makes a case for the advantages to lawyers of working with bar-related title insurance companies.
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TitlePLUS keeps it "real simple"
A new TitlePLUS ad campaign takes the bar-related message to heart and promotes the role of the lawyer in a real estate transaction.
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Errors & omissions: Advice on foreign law not covered.
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Casebook: "Egregious error" standard not defensible; LAWPRO ILA Checklist helps vindicate lawyer at trial; A Summary of Webb v. Tomlinson, [2006] CanLII 18192 (ON S.C.)
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  • Tech Tip: Surfing with your keyboard
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  • Online Coaching Centre: Getting Stress Hardy
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    Significant Stat: Solo, small and big firms make same errors
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    Delivering on the client service promise

    Volume 5, issue 1: Winter 2006

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    Lawpro Magazine 5(1), Winter 2006

    COVER
    Perfection in client service – from the ground up
    Karen MacKay of Edge International discusses leadership, culture, and people – the key components of a perfect client service law firm.
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    How to walk the client-centric talk
    Karen Bell of Karen Bell Consulting outlines three key strategies that will make a client-centric approach second nature to you and your law firm.
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    Bring your Brand to life
    Creating and selling your law practice’s unique brand is not only about building business – but also is very much about improving the client experience: Liette Monat and Paule Marchand of Liette Monat Management Strategies show you how.
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    Marketing ABCs; Yellow Pages Advertisements
    In these two excerpts from the newest managing booklet, managing a better professional services firm, practicePRO’s Dan Pinnington provides tips on how a law firm can market itself.
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    FEATURES
    Morning after mediation
    Minimize the “morning after” mediation minefield: Jack Fitch of Hughes Amys LLP outlines how to prepare for and manage a mediation.
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    Surviving SRLs
    Carol Cochrane of Low, Murchison LLP shares her seven-step CONTROL method for managing self-represented litigants.
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    Fraud-proof your practice
    TitlePLUS’s Lisa Weinstein revisits the common frauds and how lawyers can protect themselves against fraudsters.
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    DEPARTMENTS
    Errors & omissions: Prompt claims reporting helps minimize your risk.
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    Casebook: Real estate wins; IP lawyers beware: patent decision
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    practicePRO

  • Book review: Practice-transforming strategies
  • Tech Tip: Ctrl+S
  • OLAP: Client service/self-care balance
  • Online Coaching Centre: Client service/self-care balance
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    Newsbriefs
    Upcoming deadlines
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