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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As technology is constantly evolving, the Second Edition of Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers is here with up-to-date information on the increasingly popular software program for small, midsized, and large law firms—Office 365. This easy to understand guide covers the most common questions lawyers have when considering migrating their firms to Office 365. With quickly… Read More »Categories: Book, Legal Technology
Law students and lawyers report having a significantly higher rate of depression than the general population. When untreated, depression affects lawyers and their clients, families, friends, and colleagues. In addition to the effects of mental health conditions on lawyers’ lives, the same disorders can lead to substantial disciplinary issues that threaten attorneys’ ability to practice… Read More »Categories: Book, Wellness
In past years, LAWPRO has written a series of articles on potential claims exposure on private mortgages when title insurance is obtained. A recent judicial decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal resolves some ambiguity as to the implications of transferring funds in such circumstances. The problem originally arose where the lender and borrower were… Read More »Categories: Real Estate, Title insurance, Webzine