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Phishing attacks and other forms of cyberfraud are an increasingly common source of loss for lawyers. Our constantly changing technology, and the changing tactics used by fraudsters, require constant vigilance and adaptation. Here are a few tips to keep your and your clients’ information secure and prevent fraud.Categories: Cyber dangers, Factsheets
On January 1, 2021, significant changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure come into force. While you should review the amendments carefully, this article includes some key practical tips and an overview of the major changes. Key Practice Tips You can now serve documents by email. Confirm that your email address is up to date… Read More »Categories: Civil Litigation, Online Only
From calls we have received from insureds, LAWPRO is aware there are questions regarding whether limitation periods and procedural deadlines were suspended during the pandemic. We have had several pandemic-related limitation period claims reported to us. This article provides some direction on how you should deal with limitation periods or procedural deadlines that may have… Read More »Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitation Periods, Online Only, Time Management
As we noted in this article, there appears to be some questioning whether limitation periods were suspended during the pandemic. LAWPRO believes these concerns are unwarranted. Further to the provisions of the original Emergency Order, and the subsequent actions and circumstances springing from it, LAWPRO believes that limitation periods and procedural deadlines were suspended. As… Read More »Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitation Periods, Online Only, Time Management
A holiday tradition the pandemic won’t stop this year: frauds targeting lawyers The pandemic means we won’t be able to fill our December holidays with the familial gatherings and other joyful celebrations to which we are accustomed. But even though many holiday activities and events are cancelled, there is one annual tradition that likely won’t… Read More »Categories: Cyber dangers, Fraud, Online Only
Tips for real estate lawyers in the Covid residential purchase, refinance and home renovation marketplaces
Brought to you in partnership with the Toronto Lawyers’ Association, this program looks at the trends of hot and cool markets, provides tips on providing guidance to clients looking for help with home renovations, opportunities for lawyers to provide enhanced legal services at the start of a purchase transaction, and moreCategories: Communications Errors, CPD, Cyber dangers, Fraud, Inadequate Investigation, Marketing, Real Estate, Title insurance