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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 This Emergency Order was revoked on September 14, 2020. The government had previously lifted the suspension for Construction Act, Planning Act and support arrears… Read More »

Categories: Alerts, Limitation Periods

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

This is not a claim, but…

At LAWPRO we often get explanations from insureds as to why they feel their matter is not reportable to LAWPRO. Commonly we hear the following: “There is no claim against me. No one has commenced an action, there is no litigation. So, there is no claim”. In this article I will explain common misunderstandings about… Read More »

Categories: Criminal Law, Immigration, LAWPRO policy, Online Only

Managing your practice in the time of COVID-19

LAWPRO, NCA Network, and Toronto Lawyer’s Association bring you a timely and informative webinar that looks at the the particular claims risks during COVID and how to avoid them, technology and working from home, and more.

Categories: CPD

“Zombie” transfers can come back to haunt you

The bottom line: A dead person cannot convey an interest in land A “zombie” deed/transfer refers to a land transfer registered after the death of the transferor as if the transferor is still alive. There has been much debate around the use of “zombie” deeds – a recent case attempts to put the debate to… Read More »

Categories: Online Only, Real Estate

How to lessen your risk of a malpractice claim when virtually witnessing wills and powers of attorney

[Updated April 24, 2020] As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on April 7, 2020 the Government of Ontario released an emergency Order temporarily allowing the virtual execution of wills and powers of attorney by means of “audio-visual communication technology” as of that date. On April 22, 2020, a new emergency order was… Read More »

Categories: Online Only, Wills & Estates

Ten tips for effective video-conferencing

Even before the onset of a global pandemic that sequestered many lawyers to their homes, remote meetings and videoconference were quickly becoming an important and ubiquitous business tool. Online meetings bring benefits and convenience, but can also increase confusion and frustration. Here are ten tips to help you host effective online meetings, whether with colleagues… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Online Only
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