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Everything old is new again: Will the return of a broader rent control regime haunt the Ontario real estate bar?
For decades the existence of rent control has posed a risk to Ontario real estate lawyers acting on the purchase and mortgaging of residential rental property. The range of affected properties is immense: From a basement apartment to a rented single family house to the largest multi-residential complexes in the province, many real estate files… Read More »Categories: Areas of Law, Articles, Content Type, Failure to Know The Law, Inadequate Investigation, Malpractice Errors, Real Estate
As of end of day Friday, February 16, 2018, all real estate lawyers in southwestern Ontario will no longer have access to Teraview unless they have received their RSA token (smartphone app or key fob) and registered it . You may want to confirm with lawyers on the other side of deals that they also… Read More »Categories: Alerts, Content Type
Help your clients understand how you can help by sharing LAWPRO’s digital materials. Attached are instructions on how to incorporate this content on your firm’s website or blog. Share these materials with existing clients and also appeal to potential clients who may visit your sites when looking for a lawyer.Categories: Marketing
Disruption isn’t new – it just feels that way. The wheel, the printing press, even electronic land registration were disruptions to the status quo. What’s different this time? The relentless pace and the wide breadth of transformation. As we have all observed, change is constant and is taking place in all areas of our professional… Read More »Categories: 2018 February Top Legal Disruptions, Articles, Content Type, Editorials, Future of law, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Topics
Blockchain is the technology behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. While the technology behind blockchain is very complex, the functionality at its core is quite simple. For a video demonstration of how blockchain works watch the YouTube video below. This infographic summarizes what is in the video.Categories: 2018 February Top Legal Disruptions
The legal profession is in the midst of significant change, and is headed into a period where there will be even greater change. These changes are driven by disruptions that alter the very nature of how traditional legal services have been performed and provided to clients for decades. These disruptions include: access to justice client… Read More »Categories: 2018 February Top Legal Disruptions, Articles, Content Type, Features, Future of law, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Legal Careers, Topics
If you scanned social media or the headlines in many online or print-based newspapers or magazines published in 2017, you were pretty much guaranteed to see posts and articles on artificial intelligence (AI). Most of these articles suggest that AI is in the process of fundamentally changing our lives at work, home and play. And… Read More »Categories: 2018 February Top Legal Disruptions, Articles, Content Type, Features, Future of law, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Legal Technology, Topics
Outsourcing services that fall outside a company’s core expertise (consider for example executive recruiting or IT services) allows the company to access expert work product on an as-needed basis. Outsourcing means not having to pay a full-time salary to an expert who is needed less than full-time, and not having to pay the full cost… Read More »Categories: 2018 February Top Legal Disruptions, Articles, Content Type, Errors & Omissions, Future of law, LAWPRO policy, Topics
The changes facing the legal professional may seem daunting, but all lawyers can rise to these challenges and embrace the opportunities they present. There are many ways to respond, some are quite small and easy, and others require a significant investment of time and money. Some can be done by individual lawyers, and others require… Read More »Categories: 2018 February Top Legal Disruptions, Articles, Content Type, Firm Management, Future of law, LAWPRO Magazine, Legal Technology, Topics
In my more than 20 years of defending lawyers on malpractice claims, I continue to be amazed at how little some lawyers seem to know about the “LAWPRO policy” and how a claim is handled. I am also frustrated by how often lawyers have not done even the simplest things that could help them avoid… Read More »Categories: 2018 February Top Legal Disruptions, Articles, Content Type, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, LAWPRO policy, Topics