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Avoid inadequate investigation claims

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

Ontario limitation periods resumed September 14, 2020

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 This Emergency Order was revoked on September 14, 2020 and limitations periods start running again as of September 14.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

Your 2021 insurance program: Expanded coverage; easy renewal

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

2021 insurance coverage for lawyers in private practice, sole practitioners and lawyers in association or partnership

The base program Eligibility: Required of all lawyers¹ providing services in private practice.² Coverage limit: $1 million per claim/$2 million in the aggregate (i.e., for all claims made in 2021), applicable to claim expenses, indemnity payments and/or costs of repairs together. Standard deductible: $5,000 per claim, applicable to claim expenses, indemnity payments and/or costs of… Read More »

Categories: 2020 October - Insurance Issue 2021, Articles, LAWPRO policy

2021 insurance coverage for exempt lawyers

in-house corporate counsel government lawyers, educators and others not in active private practice retired lawyers, estate trustees, emeritus lawyers, judges and others no longer practising law legal aid clinic lawyers (not directly employed by Legal Aid Ontario) lawyers who engage in only occasional practice in Ontario and are resident in a Canadian jurisdiction other than… Read More »

Categories: 2020 October - Insurance Issue 2021, Articles

Real estate fraud: Keeping up the fight

Join Nadia Dalimonte, Manager, TitlePLUS Claims and Counsel, as she reviews various types of fraud, and provides tips and resources to help you avoid them. This program is eligible for 30 minutes Professionalism (applicable to the Law Society of Ontario’s CPD hours), and is approved for the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit. Here are links to… Read More »

Categories: CPD, Cyber dangers, Fraud, Real Estate

LAWPRO Alert: Ontario limitation periods and procedural time periods resume September 14, 2020

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. The Emergency Order will be revoked on September 14, 2020. While the government has already lifted the suspension for some types of matters (Construction… Read More »

Categories: Alerts, Limitation Periods
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