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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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Administrative dismissals will resume May 13, 2024

Today, February 28, 2024, the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario has informed the public and the profession that administrative dismissals of Superior Court civil actions that have not been set down for trial within 5 years, or have been struck off a trial list and have not been restored within 2 years of… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

CRA’s new trust reporting requirements

This year’s tax filing season may be looking different for some people and corporate entities due to new trust reporting rules. These changes, while presenting challenges, also offer legal professionals an opportunity to educate their clients. Overview Previously, trusts were only required to file a T3 Trust Income Tax and Information Return (“T3”) under specific… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law, Family, Online Only, Real Estate, Tax, Wills & Estates

Practice Tips for Wills and Estates Lawyers (2024)

This program brings together leading practitioners, including LAWPRO senior claims counsel, to provide key tips and explore some of the leading cause of claims in the area of wills & estates. Covering content of particular interest to wills & estates solicitors, the panel will discuss topics such as discovering assets and liabilities when will-drafting, avoiding… Read More »

Categories: CPD, Wills & Estates

Virtual Identity Verification (IDV) service Provider Chart

As of January 1st, 2024, the Law Society of Ontario requires lawyers who only meet with clients virtually to verify their clients’ identity online by authenticating their identification documents, or using an alternate, approved verification method. The virtual authentication of identity is done via technology that does multiple searches/verifications of the client’s identity. The Law Society… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Legal Technology

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Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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