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
Welcome to the practicePRO program
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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The new TitlePLUS is launching on May 17 and is better than ever. It’s a one-stop shop to purchasing title insurance that busy legal professionals expect. Within minutes, you can complete an easy online application and receive a user-friendly title insurance policy that automatically includes legal service coverage. Backed by LAWPRO®, TitlePLUS is the only… Read More »Categories: Real Estate, Title insurance, TitlePLUS
The legal services sectors are experiencing a period of rapid, significant change. With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a spotlight on the shortcomings of antiquated parts of our justice system and legal practice models, courts and law firms quickly shifted processes and practices throughout 2020. There’s no turning back. To help you plan for the future… Read More »Categories: Access to Justice, Firm Management, Future of law, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Technology, Online Only, Solo and Small Firm, Wellness
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