It’s a difficult world for law firms these days. Client demands, increased competition, and the distractions of technology can put pressure on any business. Law firms who try to respond with “traditional” firm management are perhaps more susceptible than any other business to falling victim to the chaos. But fortunately, there’s a solution. And it’s… Read More »Categories: Book, Content Type, Firm Management, Topics
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 traditional law-firm business model has delivered technically excellent service at seemingly whatever cost. But the times have changed, with the global financial crisis only accelerating the price-down pressures, commoditization, and client demand for efficient, business-relevant services. To respond, law firms will have to go beyond cutting costs while preserving the general way they win… Read More »Categories: Book, Content Type, Finances, Firm Management, Future of law, Topics
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
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