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.
Remarks of the Chair The report that follows shows how our insureds can count on LAWPRO for stability, knowledge, and support during challenging times. One of the most stressful experiences in a lawyer’s career is when they discover they’ve made a mistake. On an annual basis, more than 3,000 lawyers call us to report a… Read More »
We returned to the office Yes, we physically returned to the office. While LAWPRO’s offices remained open throughout the pandemic, it was only in 2022 that all staff returned to regular attendance in the office through a hybrid work model. The opportunity to once again work side-by-side strengthened our team, helping us provide insureds with… Read More »
When LAWPRO is quickly alerted to real or potential claims, we are often able to rectify the problem, thereby preventing harm to a client and a malpractice claim from arising. Our counsel know how to best fix issues such as dismissal orders due to inadvertent missed deadlines, allegations of improper will drafting, minor errors on… Read More »
Here are a few examples of defences successfully advanced by LAWPRO in 2022 on behalf of insureds Tax and contract litigation – Allegedly failing to follow explicit client instructions Lawyers themselves can sometimes make for challenging clients. As backseat drivers, they may feel they know more or are better qualified to make strategic and procedural… Read More »
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.