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2019 insurance coverage for lawyers in private practice, sole practitioners and lawyers in association or partnership

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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 2019), applicable to claim expenses, indemnity payments and/or costs of repairs together. Standard deductible: $5,000 per claim, applicable to claim expenses, indemnity payments… Read More »

Categories: 2018 September - Insurance Issue 2019

2019 insurance coverage for exempt lawyers

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• 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… Read More »

Categories: 2018 September - Insurance Issue 2019

Ultimate Guide to Adobe Acrobat DC

PDFs have become the standard in the legal and business communities for creating, analyzing, storing, and exchanging digital documents, and for filing documents in courts with electronic filing systems. Written by practitioners with extensive experience in using Adobe Acrobat DC for their firm, this book provides step-by-step instructions and screenshots showing users how to get… Read More »

Categories: Book, Content Type, Legal Technology

Lean Law Firm: Run Your Firm Like the World’s Most Efficient and Profitable Business

It’s a difficult world for law firms these days. Client demands, increased competition, and the distractions of technology can put pressure on any business. Law firms who try to respond with “traditional” firm management are perhaps more susceptible than any other business to falling victim to the chaos. But fortunately, there’s a solution. And it’s… Read More »

Categories: Book, Content Type, Firm Management, Topics

Remaking Law Firms: Why and How

The traditional law-firm business model has delivered technically excellent service at seemingly whatever cost. But the times have changed, with the global financial crisis only accelerating the price-down pressures, commoditization, and client demand for efficient, business-relevant services. To respond, law firms will have to go beyond cutting costs while preserving the general way they win… Read More »

Categories: Book, Content Type, Finances, Firm Management, Future of law, Topics

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 »

Categories: 2018 May Year in Review 2017, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Year in Review
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