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Liability insurance for lawyer/directors of charities or non-profits

Serving as a director of a charitable or not-for-profit corporation can be a rewarding but potentially risky experience. A director can be held personally liable for his or her own actions or failures to act, as well as jointly and severally liable with the other members of the board of directors. Directors with specialized knowledge… Read More »

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2017 Annual Review: Financial Results Explained

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A. Net premiums: $108.5 million LAWPRO net earned premiums in 2017 w ere $108.5 million. As expected, premiums from the mandatory insurance program were considerably lower than in 2016 ($115.8 million) following a reduction in the annual base premium from $3,350 to $2,950. Nevertheless, they were still higher than the amount budgeted for the year… Read More »

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2017 Annual Review: Coverage

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Lowered premium proves successful; maintained for another year For the 2017 professional indemnity insurance renewal, LAWPRO introduced a $2,950 base premium, a $400 reduction from the year prior. Despite the lower premium, the company was able to meet its claims obligations on a roughly “break-even” basis – an approach made possible by the achievement of… Read More »

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2017 Annual Review: Service

Easy-to-navigate online processes backed by knowledgeable Program Coordinators LAWPRO’s Underwriting & Customer Service (UCS) Department handles applications and renewals for the primary professional indemnity insurance program, which provided coverage to over 26,700 insureds in 2017. Over the past few years, LAWPRO has been fine-tuning the My LAWPRO online portal to make it easy and convenient… Read More »

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Repairs: Putting Things Right For Our Insureds in 2017

The ideal way to handle errors is to repair them before they can cause any harm. Claim repairs have the potential not only to limit costs to the insurance program, but also to restore clients’ faith in the legal profession and to protect lawyers’ reputations. LAWPRO counsel repair claims in all areas of law, using… Read More »

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In Defence of Our Insureds in 2017

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LAWPRO defends actions against lawyers and licensed paralegals practising in every area of the law. In our February issue, we highlighted 2017 civil litigation claims. Family law A plaintiff hired a lawyer to handle certain financial matters, including the drafting of a prenuptial agreement, in preparation for her upcoming marriage. It eventually came to light… Read More »

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practicePRO Program: 2017 Year at a Glance

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January What do homeowners really know about title insurance? We stopped commuters in downtown Toronto to ask. The results were amusing and illuminating, and the video is available on LAWPRO’s YouTube channel as part of our public awareness campaign to educate the public on the role of lawyers. February We released two issues of LAWPRO… Read More »

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