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Lawpro Magazine 9(4), December 2010 Volume 9, issue 4: December 2010

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COVER
File retention: What and for how long?
practicePRO's Dan Pinnington provides direction on how long to keep files, and discusses why a file retention policy is a must for law firms.
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FEATURES
Foreign law or lawyers: what is and is not covered?
A mobile, global society means lawyers are more likely to come up against situations where involving dealings with foreign lawyers and foreign law. We examine the coverage implications and provide guidance on how to proceed.
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Cross-border selection of lawyers
What happens when the lawyer you hire outside the country makes an error? Senior Claims Counsel Jennifer Ip examines the concept of negligent referral - and how to avoid being caught in the crossfile.
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         · Supplement: Professional indemnity insurance requirements around the world
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IFRS - New regime for assessing outstanding claims
New standards for how organizations prepare financial statements come into effect on January 1. Two experts provide an overview of the new Interim Guidance that will help lawyers comply with these changes.
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Gearing up for IFRS at LAWPRO
An overview of how IFRS affects LAWPRO and how we are preparing for it.
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SPECIAL SECTION ON REAL ESTATE CLAIMS TITLE INSURANCE

Title insurance: more than meets the eye
LAWPRO President & CEO Kathleen Waters outlines challenges that title insurance presents.
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Real estate claims trends
An in-depth analysis of the common errors that cause real estate claims; also, why are there real estate claims in a title insurance world?
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Separating fact from fiction on title insurance
LAWPRO claims counsel dispel the myths around title insurance
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Not the panacea lawyers had hoped for
A look at the cases involving LAWPRO and title insurers and the agreement between title insurers and the Law Society to indemnify and save harmless lawyers where title insurance was used in the real estate transaction
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TitlePLUS claims: what the numbers tell us
A 10 year review of claims reported to the TitlePLUS program.
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DEPARTMENTS

practicePRO
Book reviews: Easy Self Audits for the Busy Law Office
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Casebook: Do you owe a fiduciary duty to your office manager?
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OLAP: Lawyers who do too much
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Lawpro Magazine 9(3), October 2010 What's new for 2011?
Volume 9, issue 3: October 2010

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What's new for 2011?
Base premium to $3,350; no HST levy; age 65 restriction removed for Exemption (c).
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Have you considered Excess insurance?
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2011 insurance coverage for lawyers in private practice
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2011 insurance coverage for exempt lawyers
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My LAWPRO: Your online self serve centre
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Lawpro Magazine 9(2), September 2010
Volume 9, issue 2: September 2010

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COVER
Risky business
LAWPRO's claims team shares insights into malpractice hazards in the different practice areas.
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A systematic approach to law firm risk management
Malcolm Mercer of McCarthy Tetrault describes how a structured approach can help firms mitigate risk stemming from their two principal assets: clients and their own lawyers.
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Danger signs: Five activities generally not covered by your LAWPRO policy
Several of the evolving activities lawyers tend to engage in do not fall within policy coverage. Dan Pinnington outlines the hazards.
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FEATURE
Insurance Biz 101: Why profit is not always a bad word
In this issue of the magazine we launch a new column on the business of running an insurance company. In this first issue, we unravel how the need to meet a regulator's solvency test helps influence the proposed premium for the coming year.
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SPECIAL INSERT – LAWPRO story: 15 years of making a difference
Lawpro 15 years In this special publication to mark LAWPRO's 15th anniversary, we look at the many ways in which LAWPRO - and its TitlePLUS and practicePRO programs - have made and continue to make a difference for the legal profession, as seen through the prism of our newly-minted vision, mission and values statements.
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DEPARTMENTS

TitlePLUS
Essay contest winner; TitlePLUS campaign targets Quebec.
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E&O insurance
Review your e-filing history on MY LAWPRO
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Casebook
The Limitations Act, 2002 is a "catch-all" statute
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OLAP: Surviving being sued
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Lawpro Magazine 9(1), May/June 2010


Volume 9, issue 1: May/June 2010

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COVER
Financial results explained
An explanation of key results from our annual report financial statements.
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E&O claims: the trend is up
A discussion of what is happening with claims numbers and costs, and how lawyers can help stem the tide.
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The Kenora gambit...and other repair stories
Examples of the repair work undertaken by LAWPRO's claims team.
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LAWPRO goes to bat for lawyers
Some of the ways in which LAWPRO proactively steps in to help lawyers with - or before - claims.
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A leg up
Fraud alerts, practice tips, and other risk management activities to help lawyers avoid claims.
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Staying current: helping lawyers adapt
Changes to the 2009 insurance program that respond to the changing practice climate.
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TitlePLUS program: building for the long haul
A summary of activities to build the TitlePLUS profile nationally and an update on TitlePLUS claims.
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In the public eye
Some of the ways in which LAWPRO represented lawyers' interests in consumer, government, legal and education circles in 2009.
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FEATURE
Keep your guard up!
An update on frauds that target lawyers, specifically more sophisticated cheque scams.
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DEPARTMENTS

E&O insurance
A step by step guide to online access to Excess Insurance documentation
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TitlePLUS
How ordering a commercial policy is now easier than ever; an update on 2009 consumer awareness campaign.
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practicePRO

Casebook
Is the defence of absolute privilege available in advance of litigation?
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OLAP: Trends in lawyer wellness in 2009
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