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All practicePRO articles and resources are available for download on the practicePRO or LAWPRO Web sites. Here are lists of the top 40 downloaded documents for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007.

Top 2015 Downloads

Ranking Article or Item Downloads
1 E-Discovery Reading List 8,267
2 Commercial Transaction Checklist 6,820
3 Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: The Steps You Need to Take 6,168
4 General Retainer Letter Precedent 5,740
5 LAWPRO Fraud Fact Sheet 5,516
6 Real estate malpractice claims fact sheet 5,452
7 20 Steps for a Successful Student to Lawyer Transition 4,984
8 Limited Scope Representation Resources 3,743
9 Employee Departure Checklist 3,674
10 Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship Booklet 3,494
11 Judith Wahl Article on Capacity and Capacity Assessment 3,332
12 Business Plan Outline (from the Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet) 3,238
13 Sample Budget Spreadsheet 3,153
14 Critical Issues Facing the Legal Profession by David Bilinsky 2,928
15 Independent Legal Advice Checklist 2,911
16 Top Ten Technology Tools and How to Use Them 2,868
17 Sitting on a non-profit board: A risk management checklist 2,858
18 Limitations Act Comparison Chart 2,856
19 Backup Best Practices and Strategies 2,831
20 Managing Conflicts of Interest Booklet 2,778
21 Risk management strategies to reduce your risk of a claim under the new Rule 48.14 2,730
22 A Checklist for Software as a Service (SaaS) Vendors and Application Service Providers 2,685
23 The dangers of social networking and how to avoid them 2,615
24 15 Tips for preventing identity theft and online fraud 2,577
25 Cultural competence: an essential skill for success in an increasingly diverse world 2,509
26 Amendments to Rule 48 Bring Major Changes to Administrative Dismissal 2,474
27 Managing the Finances of Your Practice Booklet 2,451
28 Self-represented Litigants: A Survival Guide 2,434
29 Wills & Estates malpractice claims fact sheet 2,368
30 20 red flags of a bad cheque fraud you should be aware of 2,365
31 Criminal law malpractice claims fact sheet 2,328
32 What do title insurers expect from lawyers? 2,314
33 New Rule 48.14 transition toolkit 2,291
34 From crisis to innovation: 20 years of LAWPRO professional liability insurance 2,277
35 Clear register not a guarantee of validity for innocent "intermediate owner" who grants mortgage after fraudulent discharge 2,210
36 Mental illness and lawyers: Moving from stigma to solutions 2,186
37 Carole Curtis paper on Dealing with Difficult Judges 2,128
38 Impressions of a Law Practice Program student 2,115
39 The day-to-day stresses & challenges of being a lawyer 2,089
40 10 essential technology skills and practices 2,060


Top 2014 Downloads

Ranking Article or Item Downloads
1 E-Discovery Reading List 15,324
2 Self-represented Litigants: A Survival Guide 11,849
3 The Apology Act 2009: A New Dispute Resolution Tool 11,637
4 Article from LawPRO Magazine on The Dangers of Metadata 10,251
5 Sitting on a non-profit board: A risk management checklist 6,742
6 Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: The Steps You Need to Take 6,236
7 LAWPRO Fraud Fact Sheet 5,967
8 General Retainer Letter Precedent 5,767
9 Business Plan Outline (from the Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet) 4,804
10 Judith Wahl Article on Capacity and Capacity Assessment 4,590
11 Top Ten Technology Tools and How to Use Them 4,470
12 Critical Issues Facing the Legal Profession by David Bilinsky 4,354
13 Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship Booklet 4,062
14 Managing the Finances of Your Practice Booklet 3,757
15 Employee Departure Checklist 3,746
16 Carole Curtis paper on Dealing with Difficult Judges 3,478
17 Sample Budget Spreadsheet 3,095
18 Managing Conflicts of Interest Booklet 2,866
19 Independent Legal Advice Checklist 2,753
20 Limitations Act Comparison Chart 2,716
21 Managing a Better Professional Services Firm booklet 2,678
22 20 Steps for a Successful Student to Lawyer Transition 2,389
23 Social Media: A Quick Primer on Tools for Lawyers 2,387
24 Managing a Mentoring Relationship booklet 2,171
25 Backup Best Practices and Strategies 2,136
26 Twitter Dos and Don'ts 2,004
27 LinkedIn Dos and Doníts 1,968
28 Full Carole Curtis Paper on Dealing with Difficult Clients 1,963
29 New Year's Resolutions for a Healthier Practice and a New You 1,928
30 Landmines for Lawyers when Drafting Wills 1,909
31 Dan Pinnington article on the Biggest Malpractice Claims Risks 1,894
32 Commercial Transaction Checklist 1,886
33 Lawyers on Boards: Assessing the Risks and Limiting Liability 1,793
34 Would You Take the Bait on a Phishing Scam? 1,787
35 General Retainer Letter Precedent (short version) 1,746
36 Job Market Scoop: What Do Law Firms Look For? 1,716
37 Plaintiff Counsel Beware: It's Now Easier to Dismiss An Action For Delay 1,690
38 Amendments to Rule 48 Bring Major Changes to Administrative Dismissal 1,675
39 How Long Should You Keep Your Closed Files? 1,529
40 Cybercrime and Law Firms: The Risks and Dangers are Real 1,489


Top 2013 Downloads

Ranking Article or Item Downloads
1 E-Discovery Reading List 12,672
2 LAWPRO Fraud Fact Sheet 8,891
3 Sitting on a non-profit board: A risk management checklist 5,651
4 General Retainer Letter Precedent 5,529
5 LinkedIn Dos and Doníts 5,068
6 Employee Departure Checklist 4,590
7 Critical Issues Facing the Legal Profession by David Bilinsky 4,331
8 Judith Wahl Article on Capacity and Capacity Assessment 4,131
9 Sample Budget Spreadsheet 4,047
10 Top Ten Technology Tools and How to Use Them 3,931
11 Article from LawPRO Magazine on The Dangers of Metadata 3,807
12 Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship Booklet 3,688
13 Business Plan Outline (from the Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet) 3,430
14 20 Steps for a Successful Student to Lawyer Transition 3,100
15 Limitations Act Comparison Chart 2,798
16 Managing the Finances of Your Practice Booklet 2,779
17 New Year's Resolutions for a Healthier Practice and a New You 2,770
18 Managing Conflicts of Interest Booklet 2,768
19 Self-represented Litigants: A Survival Guide 2,734
20 Lawyers on Boards: Assessing the Risks and Limiting Liability 2,590
21 Independent Legal Advice Checklist 2,364
22 Lawyers on client boards: Handle with care! 2,301
23 Managing a Mentoring Relationship booklet 2,299
24 Carole Curtis paper on Dealing with Difficult Judges 2,210
25 General Retainer Letter Precedent (short version) 1,930
26 Full Carole Curtis Paper on Dealing with Difficult Clients 1,928
27 Sample Associate Agreement 1,895
28 Landmines for Lawyers when Drafting Wills 1,873
29 Twitter Dos and Don'ts 1,831
30 Commercial Transaction Checklist 1,801
31 Unbundled Legal Services: Pitfalls to Avoid 1,705
32 Real estate lawyers: The buck stops with you (practice tip) 1,671
33 Casebook: Is the defence of absolute privilege available for communications in advance of litigation? 1,609
34 Mini Limitations Chart 1,526
35 Domestic Contract Matter Toolkit 1,519
36 How Long Should You Keep Your Closed Files? 1,438
37 The Future of Law by Dan Pinnington 1,428
38 Structuring Firms to Manage Risk 1,375
39 Managing a Better Professional Services Firm booklet 1,339
40 Family Law Retainer Letter Precedent 1,327


Top 2012 Downloads

Ranking Article or Item Downloads
1 E-Discovery Reading List 6,698
2 Sample Budget Spreadsheet 6,095
3 LAWPRO Fraud Fact Sheet 5,657
4 Business Plan Outline (from the Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet) 5,319
5 General Retainer Letter Precedent 4,656
6 Judith Wahl Article on Capacity and Capacity Assessment 4,655
7 Employee Departure Checklist 4,163
8 Overview of Ontario's new Limitations Act, 2002 4,031
9 Sitting on a non-profit board: A risk management checklist 3,850
10 Article from LawPRO Magazine on The Dangers of Metadata 3,534
11 Critical Issues Facing the Legal Profession by David Bilinsky 3,494
12 Managing the Finances of Your Practice Booklet 3,348
13 Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship Booklet 3,119
14 Limitations Act Comparison Chart 2,845
15 Top Ten Technology Tools and How to Use Them 2,410
16 Sample Associate Agreement 2,383
17 Full Carole Curtis Paper on Dealing with Difficult Clients 2,340
18 Lawyers on Boards: Assessing the Risks and Limiting Liability 2,154
19 Independent Legal Advice Checklist 2,086
20 Managing Conflicts of Interest Booklet 2,039
21 Lawyers on client boards: Handle with care! 2,001
22 Essential Dos and Dont's for Twitter Users by Dan Pinnington 1,813
23 Carole Curtis paper on Dealing with Difficult Judges 1,812
24 General Retainer Letter Precedent (short version) 1,811
25 Domestic Contract Matter Toolkit 1,794
26 Managing a Mentoring Relationship booklet 1,782
27 Limitations Chart 1,759
28 20 Steps for a Successful Student to Lawyer Transition 1,673
29 Family Law Retainer Letter Precedent 1,560
30 Criminal Law Retainer Letter Precedent 1,536
31 Dr Larry Richard Article on Lawyer Personalities 1,395
32 Real estate lawyers: The buck stops with you (practice tip) 1,255
33 Personal Injury Retainer Letter 1,168
34 How Long Should You Keep Your Closed Files? 1,167
35 Rollie Thompson article on Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines 1,138
36 Practice Pitfalls 1,120
37 Avoid Common Corporate/Commercial Practice Errors 1,114
38 Directions for Enabling Security Features on Wireless Access Points 1,112
39 Commercial Transaction Checklist 1,103
40 Administrative Dismissals, Part 2 by Domenic Bellaccico 1,093




Top 2011 Downloads

Ranking Article or Item Downloads
1 Sample Budget Spreadsheet 10,194
2 Business Plan Outline (from the Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet) 5,763
3 E-Discovery Reading List 5,295
4 Article from LawPRO Magazine on The Dangers of Metadata 4,866
5 General Retainer Letter Precedent 4,431
6 LAWPRO Fraud Fact Sheet 3,584
7 Judith Wahl Article on Capacity and Capacity Assessment 3,486
8 Overview of Ontario's new Limitations Act, 2002 3,465
9 Limitations Act Comparison Chart 3,126
10 Managing the Finances of Your Practice Booklet 3,096
11 Carole Curtis paper on Dealing with Difficult Judges 2,922
12 Employee Departure Checklist 2,835
13 Rollie Thompson article on Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines 2,560
14 Top Ten Technology Tools and How to Use Them 2,426
15 Full Carole Curtis Paper on Dealing with Difficult Clients 2,397
16 Sitting on a non-profit board: A risk management checklist 2,343
17 Administrative Dismissals, Part 2 by Domenic Bellaccico 2,306
18 Critical Issues Facing the Legal Profession by David Bilinsky 2,195
19 Sample Associate Agreement 2,168
20 How Long Should You Keep Your Closed Files? 2,120
21 Independent Legal Advice Checklist 2,068
22 Mini Limitations Chart 2,053
23 Essential Dos and Donít's for Twitter Users by Dan Pinnington 1,991
24 Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship Booklet 1,948
25 Transition Rules Chart for New Limitations Act, 2002 1,711
26 General Retainer Letter Precedent (short version) 1,699
27 Criminal Law Retainer Letter Precedent 1,582
28 Family Law Retainer Letter Precedent 1,574
29 Practice Pitfalls 1,510
30 Essential Smartphone Apps 1,423
31 Lawyers on Boards: Assessing the Risks and Limiting Liability 1,413
32 BlackBerry 101 1,372
33 Dr Larry Richard Article on Lawyer Personalities 1,314
34 Directions for Enabling Security Features on Wireless Access Points 1,306
35 Time Matters v. Amicus Attorney comparison article 1,306
36 Real Estate Claims Trends: Errors and Insights 1,260
37 Practice Tip: Beware the Ides of Rule 48 1,241
38 Managing the Security and Privacy of Electronic Data in a Law Office booklet 1,222
40 Managing Conflicts of Interest Booklet 1,203


Top 2010 Downloads

Ranking Article or Item Downloads
1 Sample Budget Spreadsheet 8,184
2 Business Plan Outline (from the Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet) 5,994
3 Article from LawPRO Magazine on The Dangers of Metadata 4,871
4 E-Discovery Reading List 4,647
5 General Retainer Letter Precedent 4,200
6 Rollie Thompson article on Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines 3,404
7 Limitations Act Comparison Chart 3,085
8 Managing the Finances of Your Practice Booklet 2,811
9 Employee Departure Checklist 2,587
10 Judith Wahl Article on Capacity and Capacity Assessment 2,503
11 Essential Smartphone Apps 2,143
12 LAWPRO Fraud Fact Sheet 2,098
13 Full Carole Curtis Paper on Dealing with Difficult Clients 2,078
14 Transition Rules Chart for New Limitations Act, 2002 1,950
15 Mini Limitations Chart 1,841
16 Top Ten Technology Tools and How to Use Them 1,831
17 Sample Associate Agreement 1,775
18 Independent Legal Advice Checklist 1,570
19 More Sophisticated Cheque Scams Targeting Lawyers 1,476
20 Directions for Enabling Security Features on Wireless Access Points 1,455
21 How Long Should You Keep Your Closed Files? 1,449
22 General Retainer Letter Precedent (short version) 1,412
23 Family Law Retainer Letter Precedent 1,389
24 Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship Booklet 1,376
25 Time Matters v. Amicus Attorney comparison article 1,349
26 Criminal Law Retainer Letter Precedent 1,339
27 Practice Pitfalls 1,264
28 Sitting on a non-profit board checklist 1,219
29 Five Activities Not Covered by Your LAWPRO Policy 1,162
30 David Sherman Article on How Not to Get Sued Over the GST 1,099
31 Enhanced Coverage for Counterfeit Certified Cheques and Bank Drafts 1,094
32 BlackBerry 101 1,091
33 Dr Larry Richard Article on Lawyer Personalities 1,053
34 Avoiding Confusion on Charitable Bequests 1,046
35 Personal Injury Retainer Letter 1,018
36 Dan Pinnington article on the Biggest Malpractice Claims Risks 986
37 Managing the Security and Privacy of Electronic Data in a Law Office booklet 984
38 Tim Bates Article on Applying the New Limitations Act, 2002 978
39 Critical Issues Facing the Legal Profession by David Bilinsky 950
40 The Defence of Absolute Privilege 899


Top 2009 Downloads

Ranking Article or Item Downloads
1 Sample Budget Spreadsheet 6,471
2 E-Discovery Reading List 4,673
3 Business Plan Outline (from the Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet) 3,944
4 Article from LawPRO Magazine on The Dangers of Metadata 3,834
5 Rollie Thompson article on Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines 3,758
6 General Retainer Letter Precedent 2,992
7 Limitations Act Comparison Chart 2,884
8 LAWPRO Fraud Fact Sheet 2,470
9 Transition Rules Chart for New Limitations Act, 2002 2,250
10 BlackBerry 101 1,955
11 Directions for Enabling Security Features on Wireless Access Points 1,775
12 Mini Limitations Chart 1,658
13 Full Carole Curtis Paper on Dealing with Difficult Clients 1,578
14 Overview of Ontario's new Limitations Act, 2002 1,566
15 Employee Departure Checklist 1,524
16 Judith Wahl Article on Capacity and Capacity Assessment 1,472
17 Top Ten Technology Tools and How to Use Them 1,444
18 Managing the Finances of Your Practice Booklet 1,412
19 Independent Legal Advice Checklist 1,359
20 Sample Associate Agreement 1,341
21 LAWPRO Magazine "Surviving the Slide" article 1,113
22 Dr Larry Richard Article on Lawyer Personalities 1,076
23 Why Be Concerned With What's Happening with Claims? 1,054
24 Criminal Law Retainer Letter Precedent 1,002
25 Time Matters v. Amicus Attorney comparison article 992
26 General Retainer Letter Precedent (short version) 940
27 Family Law Retainer Letter Precedent 912
28 Tim Bates Article on Applying the New Limitations Act, 2002 911
29 Lawyers as Targets of Fraud: Common Misconceptions 842
30 Managing the Security and Privacy of Electronic Data in a Law Office booklet 807
31 The New Reality for Legal Services by Richard Susskind 729
32 Dan Pinnington article on the Biggest Malpractice Claims Risks 686
33 Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship Booklet 684
34 Personal Injury Retainer Letter 681
35 Martin Felsky & Peg Duncan Article on Electronic Discovery Requests 678
36 Funds Handling and the Benefits of Wire Transfers 676
37 Enhanced Coverage for Counterfeit Certified Cheques and Bank Drafts 673
38 Managing a Better Professional Services Firm booklet 656
39 Tim Bates article: Limitations Act, 2002; Two Years On 636
40 Full "Surviving the Slide" roundtable discussion 625


Top 2008 downloads

Ranking Article or Item Downloads
1 E-Discovery Reading List 4,962
2 Rollie Thompson article on Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines 4,748
3 Article from LawPRO Magazine on The Dangers of Metadata 4,255
4 Sample Budget Spreadsheet 3,480
5 Directions for Enabling Security Features on Wireless Access Points 3,157
6 General Retainer Letter Precedent 2,651
7 Limitations Act Comparison Chart 2,562
8 Transition Rules Chart for New Limitations Act, 2002 2,282
9 Overview of Ontario's new Limitations Act, 2002 2,080
10 Business Plan Outline (from the Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet) 1,906
11 Top Ten Technology Tools and How to Use Them 1,675
12 Mini Limitations Chart 1,556
13 Full Carole Curtis Paper on Dealing with Difficult Clients 1,456
14 Time Matters v. Amicus Attorney comparison article 1,441
15 LAWPRO Magazine Article: Fraud Scam Alert 1,370
16 Tim Bates Article on Applying the New Limitations Act, 2002 1,366
17 Employee Departure Checklist 1,325
18 Judith Wahl Article on Capacity and Capacity Assessment 1,318
19 Managing Conflicts of Interest Booklet 1,143
20 Sample Associate Agreement 1,002
21 Managing the Finances of Your Practice Booklet 918
22 Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship Booklet 893
23 Dr Larry Richard Article on Lawyer Personalities 860
24 Independent Legal Advice Checklist 828
25 Martin Felsky & Peg Duncan Article on Electronic Discovery Requests 807
26 General Retainer Letter Precedent (short version) 799
27 Tim Bates article: Limitations Act, 2002; Two Years On 762
28 Criminal Law Retainer Letter Precedent 729
29 Family Law Retainer Letter Precedent 713
30 10 Essential Technology Skills and Practices 713
31 Estates Retainer Agreement 691
32 Managing a Mentoring Relationship booklet 678
33 Managing a Better Professional Services Firm booklet 668
34 Ian Smyth Article on Safeguarding Certified Cheques 638
35 David Sherman Article on How Not to Get Sued Over the GST 601
36 Yvonne Bernstein Article on Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines 599
37 LAWPRO Magazine Article on Inappropriate Use of Trust Accounts 591
38 Personal Injury Retainer Letter 554
39 Justice Granger Article on Using Litigation Support Software in the Courtroom 534
40 Managing the Security and Privacy of Electronic Data in a Law Office booklet 512


Top 2007 downloads

Ranking Article or Item Downloads
1 Rollie Thompson article on Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines 4,521
2 General Retainer Letter Precedent 4,501
3 Article from LawPRO Magazine on The Dangers of Metadata 3,738
4 Law Firm Budget Spreadsheet Precedent 3,122
5 Directions for Enabling Security Features on Wireless Access Points 2,993
6 Limitations Act Comparison Chart 2,453
7 Overview of Ontario's new Limitations Act, 2002 2,328
8 Business Plan Outline (from the Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet) 2,204
9 Transition Rules Chart for New Limitations Act, 2002 2,056
10 Mini Limitations Chart 1,749
11 Time Matters v. Amicus Attorney comparison article 1,719
12 Tim Bates Article on Applying the New Limitations Act, 2002 1,696
13 Top Ten Technology Tools and How to Use Them 1,599
14 Full Carole Curtis Paper on Dealing with Difficult Clients 1,467
15 Managing the Finances of Your Practice Booklet 1,305
16 Independent Legal Advice Checklist 1,215
17 General Retainer Letter Precedent (short version) 1,177
18 Managing Conflicts of Interest Booklet 1,157
19 Employee Departure Checklist 1,150
20 Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship Booklet 1,105
21 Judith Wahl Article on Capacity and Capacity Assessment 1,090
22 Family Law Retainer Letter Precedent 912
23 Magazine Excerpt from Carole Curtis Paper on Dealing with Difficult Clients 893
24 Tim Bates article: Limitations Act, 2002; Two Years On 875
25 Managing a Better Professional Services Firm booklet 874
26 Managing a Mentoring Relationship booklet 865
27 David Sherman Article on How Not to Get Sued Over the GST 795
28 Sample Associate Agreement 786
29 Ian Smyth Article on Safeguarding Certified Cheques 751
30 Criminal Law Retainer Letter Precedent 712
31 Neil Smiley Article on Corporate Fraud 706
32 LawPRO Magazine "Aging Boomers", Winter 2007 695
33 Estates Retainer Agreement 659
34 Deborah Petch article on Wills and Estates law 615
35 Nadia Dalimonte Article on Drafting Errors 614
36 LawPRO Magazine "Making Your Mark", Summer 2007 602
37 Search and File Writs of Execution Online 601
38 Managing the Security and Privacy of Electronic Data in a Law Office booklet 589
39 LAWPRO Magazine article on the Future of the Real Estate Practice 582
40 Robert Potts and Mirilyn Selznick article: Flip Fraud Schemes 576


 

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