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Contact the practicePRO Program We’d like to hear your comments, suggestions and questions at [email protected] or: Dan Pinnington Vice President, Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations (416) 598-5863 or 1-800-410-1013 [email protected] Ian Hu Counsel, Claims Prevention and practicePRO (416) 596-4654 or 1-800-410-1013 [email protected] Tim Lemieux Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations Coordinator (416) 596-4623 or 1-800-410-1013 [email protected]Read More »

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“Where claims happen, why claims happen, and the steps that can be taken to avoid them” The practicePRO program provides risk management, claims prevention and law practice management information to Ontario lawyers. Its resources, precedents and checklists are intended to help Ontario lawyers take proactive steps to avoid legal malpractice claims and grow successful and… Read More »

Categories: Access to Justice

What’s my coverage when working pro bono?

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In Ontario there is a pressing need for legal services that can be accessed by low-income and disadvantaged persons. Many lawyers are stepping up and trying to address this gap through free services, discounted fees, or providing legal education to members of the public. Whenever legal services are being provided to the public, however, it… Read More »

Categories: 2016 September A2J, Access to Justice, Articles, Features, LAWPRO policy, Pro bono

So you want to start an A2J initiative? Here’s what you need to know about insurance

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Lawyers and others in Ontario continue to conceive and champion initiatives aimed at bringing justice into the public’s reach. LawPRO is committed to supporting that innovation, and is eager to participate in the A2J conversation. This article outlines our perspective. Why an insurance perspective? Crucial for many A2J initiatives is finding lawyers who want to… Read More »

Categories: 2016 September A2J, Access to Justice, Articles, Features, LAWPRO policy

Limited scope representation: With the right safeguards, possibilities abound

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A self-represented family law litigant anxiously prepares for a hearing, which can resolve months, if not years, of anxiety, and determine the litigant’s financial and family affairs in the near future. Retaining a lawyer from cradle to grave is out of budget for this litigant. What to do? Relief is around the corner – a… Read More »

Categories: 2016 September A2J, Access to Justice, Articles, Civil Litigation, Communications Errors, Family, Features, Inadequate Investigation, Limited scope retainer/unbundling

Lawyers: (Safely) make your own dent in the affordability barrier

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Removing the barriers that stand between ordinary Ontarians and legal remedies will be a complex, long-term exercise. However, setting aside a few hours to do pro bono work is one way for lawyers to make a meaningful individual contribution to the bigger picture. LawPRO eases the decision to offer uncompensated services by offering lawyers special… Read More »

Categories: 2016 September A2J, Access to Justice, Articles, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO policy, Pro bono

Access to justice: Limited scope representation

Increasingly, legal services are moving away from the full-service model. Outsourcing document review, e-discovery, and other discrete legal services are becoming more common-place. Small practitioners and larger firms alike can offer limited scope representation, or “unbundled” representation, which let clients pick and choose when they want to engage with a lawyer during the life of… Read More »

Categories: 2015 September Blue Sky, Access to Justice, Articles, Civil Litigation, Communications Errors, Limited scope retainer/unbundling, Practice Tips

Avoiding claims while serving clients on a budget

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In today’s difficult economic environment, it’s not unusual for lawyers to find themselves dealing with requests for representation from clients of limited means, or clients who want to keep their legal fees at a minimum. The economic issues these types of requests raise is but one consideration: Access to justice – which has become a… Read More »

Categories: 2012 August Checklists, Access to Justice, Articles, Communications Errors, Limited scope retainer/unbundling, Practice Tips
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