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Does a big claim scare you?

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Excess insurance from LawPRO can give you peace of mind 1. What is excess coverage? Excess coverage is insurance that covers (for eligible claims) losses in excess of those covered under Ontario lawyers’ mandatory professional indemnity coverage, up to a limit chosen by the insured. Unlike the primary layer of coverage, under which the lawyer… Read More »

Categories: 2017 February Neuroscience, Excess, Excess insurance, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type

Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer? How to make happier choices

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The last time you bought a house or searched for a rental apartment, how did you choose, and how did you feel about your choice afterward? Psychologists studying the relationship between how we make choices and our life satisfaction have found that those who put the greatest effort into making choices are rewarded with less… Read More »

Categories: 2017 February Neuroscience, Firm Management, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Wellness, Wellness

Does my LawPRO insurance cover assumed risks?

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There are different types of risks that can lead to claims against lawyers: those that develop from errors or omissions, those that arise through intentional wrongdoing, and those that lawyers willingly accept for themselves. A lawyer’s professional indemnity (E&O) policy is intended to respond to claims arising from a lawyer’s error, omission or negligent act… Read More »

Categories: 2017 February Neuroscience, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, LAWPRO policy

5 year rolling administrative dismissal date: Rule 48 after January 1, 2017

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LawPRO reminds lawyers that on a rolling basis beginning January 1, 2017, matters commenced on or after January 1, 2012 will be automatically dismissed five years after they were commenced. Remember, the courts will dismiss actions without sending notices of any type to parties or their lawyers. Update internal firm systems to tickle all relevant… Read More »

Categories: 2017 February Neuroscience, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Areas of Law, Civil Litigation, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Personal injury, Practice Tips, Time Management

It’s easier than ever to jump into Twitter

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There are two common statements by people who don’t want to sign up for Twitter: “I don’t have anything to say” and “I don’t know who to follow.” In recent years the social media app has put a lot of effort into making it easier for new users to jump right in and take part…. Read More »

Categories: 2017 February Neuroscience, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Legal Technology, Social Media
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