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Ontario’s New Construction Act Arrives on July 1, 2018: Don’t get Caught by the Transition Rules

[This article was edited on June 7, 2018] The Construction Lien Act amendments will begin to take effect July 1, 2018. Hailing big changes to timelines, procedures and the manner in which many disputes will be resolved, the new legislation includes a gradual transition to help you avoid a misapplication of the new provisions. Among… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Construction, Limitation Periods, Practice Tips

Review Your Files – The Ultimate Limitation Period is Arriving Soon

JANUARY Calendar

It’s here – a 15-year ultimate limitation period for claims governed by the Limitations Act 2002. As of January 3, 2019¹, actions arising from acts or omissions that occurred prior to January 1, 2004, are statute barred by virtue of s. 15 of the Limitations Act, 2002, even if these errors were not discoverable before… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitation Periods, Webzine

Paying attention to the fraud behind the curtain: Don’t get fooled by spoofed email addresses

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We have written previously about the dangers associated with email spoofing and phishing schemes, where fraudsters will send fabricated emails purporting to be from a trusted colleague or third party in an effort to trick a lawyer or staff member into clicking on a dangerous link or downloading a dangerous attachment. These fraudulent schemes continue… Read More »

Categories: Cyber dangers, Fraud, Webzine

The new data breach reporting requirements under PIPEDA: If you lose something, say something

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It costs less than ten dollars to purchase a USB flash drive. It can cost tens of thousands to lose it. Lawyers and law firms are entrusted with a substantial amount of financial, medical, and other sensitive or embarrassing personal information. Under both the rules of professional conduct and privacy legislation, lawyers are obligated to… Read More »

Categories: Privacy, Webzine

Millennial Lawyer: How Your Firm Can Motivate and Retain Young Associates

With Millennials set to become almost half of the U.S. workforce by 2020, those firms that understand how to connect with and motivate Millennials will benefit from an inspired and harmonious workforce. Author JP Box offers his experiences as a Millennial practicing law to help frame the generational divides that lead to misunderstandings between associates… Read More »

Categories: Book, Content Type, Firm Management

Statement on Re Milne Estate decision

LAWPRO is aware of the Re Milne Estate decision and we confirm that it has been appealed. We expect the appeal won’t be heard for several months. We hope the appeal decision brings clarity to how primary and secondary wills should be drafted. Lawyers that have drafted wills that may be impacted by this decision… Read More »

Categories: Alerts, Wills & Estates

Evernote as a Law Practice tool

Looking for a simple and cost-effective way to organize your practice? Evernote is the answer. This program is a memory aid for just about everything you do. Say goodbye to hours spent searching for those meeting notes you saved somewhere on your computer or mobile device or that to-do list you think you put in… Read More »

Categories: Book, Legal Technology

2018 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

As software evolves and hardware ages both physically and in its ability to handle the new software, the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, tablets, and more is a must-have. The 2018 edition of the popular Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide is more… Read More »

Categories: Book, Cyber dangers, Legal Technology
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