Serving as a director of a charitable or not-for-profit corporation can be a rewarding but potentially risky experience. A director can be held personally liable for his or her own actions or failures to act, as well as jointly and severally liable with the other members of the board of directors. Directors with specialized knowledge… Read More »Categories: Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO policy, Topics
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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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Case A: Lawyer M receives a call from a client who is looking for someone who will advance monies on the security of a mortgage. The lawyer gives the client the name, address and phone of a person who, lawyer M believes, does on occasion lend money on the security of a mortgage. Later, the… Read More »Categories: Areas of Law, LAWPRO policy, Real Estate
This is my last editorial for LawPRO Magazine. After 10 years as CEO it is time for me to retire from LAWPRO. The title of CEO comes with a certain reputation. One knows that opportunities for growth and development will be offered but also great expectations will need to be met. I faced both to… Read More »Categories: 2018 May Year in Review 2017, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine
As a young litigator in Niagara more than two decades ago, I had to report my first claim to LPIC (as it was then known). I remember my feelings like it was yesterday. It was a simple and preventable error – missing a notice period on a slip and fall. I felt embarrassed. I felt… Read More »Categories: 2018 May Year in Review 2017, Articles, Content Type, Editorials, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type