When it comes to mistakes and claims, the Achilles heel for lawyers in the wills and estates area is drafting wills: Making will-drafting errors – either because of poor communication, inadequate discovery or errors in law – is the single most common issue in claims reported in this area of law. In many cases, the… Read More »Categories: Articles, Communications Errors, Failure to Know The Law, Inadequate Investigation, Wills & Estates
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The practicePRO program provides risk management, claims prevention and law practice management information to Ontario lawyers. Our resources, precedents and checklists will help you take proactive steps to avoid a legal malpractice claim, and show you how to grow a successful and thriving law practice.
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LAWPRO is seeing an increase in phishing attacks against lawyers trying to trick them into wiring funds out of their trust accounts to the fraudster. There are different ways that fraudsters are trying to direct lawyers and law firms to wire money to them. Fraudsters have pretended to be: A lawyer in the firm, to… Read More »Categories: Cyber dangers, Fraud, Online Only
Phishing attacks and other forms of cyberfraud are an increasingly common source of loss for lawyers. Our constantly changing technology, and the changing tactics used by fraudsters, require constant vigilance and adaptation. Here are a few tips to keep your and your clients’ information secure and prevent fraud.Categories: Cyber dangers, Factsheets