A claim from a failure to know or apply the law arises when a lawyer does not have sufficient or current knowledge of the relevant law on the matter on which he or she is working. While not as common a claims cause as people think, it is still important to make sure you have… Read More »Categories: Failure to Know The Law, Online Only
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.
Key Resource Areas
We often see claims related to lawyers who have not uncovered all the facts or developed a sufficient understanding of a client’s matter. These claims go to the very core of what lawyers are supposed to do for their clients – give legal advice based on the client’s specific situation – and involve the lawyer… Read More »Categories: Inadequate Investigation, Online Only
By an Emergency Order dated March 20, the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16 due to the COVID-19 emergency. This Emergency Order was revoked on September 14, 2020 and limitations periods start running again as of September 14. Days should be counted starting… Read More »Categories: Alerts, Limitation Periods
Quick summary of changes: Innocent Party coverage now provided to all insureds Base premium for 2021: $3,000 No change to transaction levies Simplified one-click renewal process Consolidated renewal deadlines and reduced late filing surcharges What is new for 2021? The 2021 E&O program focuses on expanding the availability of coverage for claims involving vicarious liability,… Read More »Categories: 2020 October - Insurance Issue 2021, Articles