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Lawpro Magazine 8(4), December 2009 Social Media: Why, what, and how to do it right
Volume 8, issue 4: December 2009

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The facts on overdraft protection
LAWPRO President & CEO Kathleen Waters' editorial on the expanded protection against counterfeit bank instruments.
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COVER
Social Media: Why?
An overview of how social media are changing the legal landscape.
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Social Media: What?
A guide through the many social media tools available PLUS interviews with five lawyers who walk the social media talk.
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Social Media: How?
A primer on social media as marketing and networking tools in law practice.
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Social media pitfalls to avoid
A discussion of some of the dangers inherent in using social networking tools, and how to safely exploit the marketing opportunities they do offer.
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LAWPRO goes electronic
LAWPRO is making best use of new online tools to get information into lawyers' hands more quickly and cost-effectively: Find out about our e-newsletters, our Avoid A Claim blog from practicePRO, and how we're using Twitter to connect.
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Casebook: Litigation and online social networking sites.
Courts now realize that relevant information about litigants and lawsuits may be obtained via social networking sites.
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FEATURES
Supervision: The buck stops with you
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DEPARTMENTS

TitlePLUS
TitlePLUS essay prize; OBA recognition for TitlePLUS support
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Errors & omissions
Enhanced coverage for counterfeit cheques and bank drafts; real estate surcharge increases to $65
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Click here for FAQs about the enhanced coverage for counterfeit cheques and bank drafts

OLAP: Social Technology: are connectivity and connection synonomous?
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Lawpro Magazine 8(3), October 2009 What's new for 2010?
Volume 8, issue 3: October 2009

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What's new for 2010?
The continued rise in the number and cost of claims, a decline in investment income, and the proposed harmonized sales tax are the key factors that make an increase in the LAWPRO base premium necessary in 2010.
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Insurance for lawyers in private practice
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Insurance for exempt lawyers
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MY LAWPRO: Your online self-serve centre
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Lawpro Magazine 8(2), September 2009 Why be concerned about what's happening with claims?
Volume 8, issue 2: September 2009

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Why be concerned about what's happening with claims?
For the past several years we've been sounding warning bells about consistent increases in claims numbers and costs. This year, those bells are ringing louder than ever.
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Transaction levy revenues, Premium Stabilization Fund contribute to premium stability
Premium revenues to meet LAWPRO's fiscal requirements come from three principal sources.
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Claim numbers, costs trend upward putting pressure on premiums
Claim costs account for 85 per cent of LAWPRO's annual budget, and costs are on the rise.
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TitlePLUS policy numbers, claim costs grow
As the number of TitlePLUS policies sold continues to grow, so do the claims costs.
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Lawyers as targets of fraud: the common misconceptions
Lawyers are becoming more adept at spotting potential frauds, but we still see several recurring misconceptions.
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Legal malpractice risks change in tough times (but the best risk management strategies don't)
Unhappy clients and risky lawyer behaviour translate into more LAWPRO claims. Here are strategies to avoid both.
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Lawpro Magazine 8(1), July 2009

Changing direction: thinking differently about your law practice
Volume 8, issue 1: July 2009

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FRAUD
Claims put pressure on premiums
Fraud contributes to increased claims numbers and costs - putting pressure on insurance premiums. A recap of the types of frauds LAWPRO sees, and risk management tips to avoid being conned.
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Anatomy of a fraud alert
How lawyers alerted LAWPRO to suspicious transactions - and LAWPRO in turn alerted the profession to evolving fraud scams.
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COVER
Which kind of lawyer will you be?
Expert advisor? Legal knowledge engineer? Or legal hybrid? Legal guru Richard Susskind describes the five lawyer types he predicts will be in future demand.
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Practice innovation
Karen Bell examines how some lawyers are innovating and resetting the legal services model. A series of checklists guide lawyers on new skills and tools to help them reset their own toolkit.
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Strategic resourcing: Outsourcing
Two outsourcing providers discuss their services; also discussions with virtual associates and risk management tips when outsourcing.
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Technology opens doors to new thinking
Profiles of two firms - one outsourced IT, the other innovated on the back of technology.
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FEATURES
Changes to Land Title Assurance Fund
An interview with former Government Services Minister Ted McMeekin on the success of new fraud prevention/consumer protection measures.
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DEPARTMENTS

Casebook: Run-off coverage for retired solicitors
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Sustainability: Starting a green committee
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TitlePLUS: New toolkit to build lender relations; consumer "Work with a lawyer campaign"; Facebook page targets new homebuyers.
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Errors & omissions: Practice locums
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OLAP: Tough times and suicide
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