It turns out, the class we all needed was “Lawyering by Zoom 101”. It’s clear that remote meetings and videoconferencing are now a permanent part of the legal profession. But while online meetings bring benefits and convenience, they can also bring confusion and frustration. We’ve summarized ten teleconferencing tips to help you be the best… Read More »Categories: Articles, Student Issue
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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Congratulations, you finished law school during a pandemic. Here’s your J.D., your mortarboard, and your computer screen and Zoom account through which you will spend most of your first year in the legal profession. This probably isn’t what you were expecting. Lawyers are supposed to take meetings in boardrooms, not at a desk in their… Read More »Categories: Articles, New Lawyers, Student, Student Issue
The year is 2021. Everyone has a supercomputer in their pocket. Artificial meat is 3D printed in a lab. Somewhere a car is driving itself and a robot is doing a backflip. And, at long last, many courts have finally instituted remote hearings by video conference. The legal system may adapt slowly to changing technology,… Read More »Categories: Articles, New Lawyers, Student, Student Issue
The government has enacted 4 important changes regarding wills, powers of attorney (POAs) and to the administration of an estate with Bill 245 – Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 which received Royal Assent on April 19, 2021. (See amendments in Schedule 8 – Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 and Schedule 9 – Succession Law Reform… Read More »Categories: Online Only, Wills & Estates