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Your 2023 program: Continuing stability with minor changes

For the 2023 Primary Program, LAWPRO has focused on keeping premiums as low as possible despite rising claims and operational costs associated with the current economic environment, enhanced coverage, and improving the customer experience. These improvements include automatic exemption from the transaction levy filing requirements for lawyers on the Restricted Area of Practice premium discount…. Read More »

Categories: 2022 October - Insurance Issue 2023, Articles

Lawyers in private practice sole practitioners and lawyers in association or partnership in 2023

Standard insurance coverage 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 2023), applicable to claim expenses and/or indemnity payments (some exceptions apply).3 Standard deductible: $5,000 per claim, applicable to claim expenses and/or indemnity payments… Read More »

Categories: 2022 October - Insurance Issue 2023, Articles

2023 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: 2022 October - Insurance Issue 2023, Articles

Getting started on investing in tech: Use these 5 questions to guide you

The law changes, and so do the tools and technologies we use to provide legal services. For lawyers whose training is steeped in precedent and in identifying risks, there can be understandable hesitation and concern about moving to a new process or technology. This article addresses the key concerns that lawyers, paralegals and legal professionals… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

Legal podcasts: Because you can’t review a brief while commuting

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It can be difficult to stay up-to-date on new developments and ideas in the practice of law when there is already so much to do in the day. Subscribing to interesting and educational legal podcasts can keep you informed as well as entertained (especially during a long commute). Here are four current podcasts that can… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Education / Continuing Professional Development, New Lawyer Issue

Get your law practice off to the best possible start

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Professional liability claims can take the wind out of the sails of anyone’s legal career, but can be especially demoralizing for a new lawyer. Your best chance at avoiding claims is to develop great working habits right from the start. Here are some practice ‘resolutions’ that you may want to consider. Want more? Read the… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, New Lawyer Issue, Student

The Member Assistance Program

Many students and lawyers find themselves confronting mental health and wellness issues during their career. If you find yourself dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, or other mental health or wellness concerns, know that you’re not alone. The Ontario Member Assistance Program (“MAP”) operated by Homewood Health provides resources and counselling at no cost to Ontario… Read More »

Categories: Articles, New Lawyer Issue, Wellness, Wellness

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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