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Avoiding the wire fraud nightmare – what you need to know to protect yourself and your clients: December 2, 2021

Finding out that money you sent out of trust has gone missing is a lawyer’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, we are seeing a rise in wire fraud efforts targeting law firms and their clients. Fraudsters have developed several ways to convince lawyers and law clerks to wire funds out of law firm trust accounts to fraudsters’… Read More »

Categories: CPD, Cyber dangers, Fraud, Legal Technology

Tips for Successfully Building Access to Justice into your Law Practice: October 27, 2021

Join LAWPRO and the Toronto Lawyers Association to explore how legal professionals can structure their practices to better facilitate access to justice. Participants will hear from a panel of legal professionals from across the province and various areas of practice, who will share their experiences and tips for building access to justice into everyday practice…. Read More »

Categories: Access to Justice, Communications Errors, Conflicts of Interest, CPD, Firm Management

10 Tips to Adapt to the New Contingency Fee Regime

On July 1, 2021 Ontario’s contingency fees will be subject to significant changes, with amendments to both the Solicitors Act and the Law Society Rules of Professional Conduct coming into force. The changes will affect how contingency fees are calculated and will impact how contingency fee matters are managed from marketing and new client intake… Read More »

Categories: Access to Justice, Civil Litigation, Firm Management, Marketing, Online Only, Retainers

Taking the gloom out of zoom: Ten teleconferencing tips

It turns out, the class we all needed was “Lawyering by Zoom 101”. It’s clear that remote meetings and videoconferencing are now a permanent part of the legal profession. But while online meetings bring benefits and convenience, they can also bring confusion and frustration. We’ve summarized ten teleconferencing tips to help you be the best… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Student Issue

Moving up during lockdown: What it’s like “articling from home”

Congratulations, you finished law school during a pandemic. Here’s your J.D., your mortarboard, and your computer screen and Zoom account through which you will spend most of your first year in the legal profession. This probably isn’t what you were expecting. Lawyers are supposed to take meetings in boardrooms, not at a desk in their… Read More »

Categories: Articles, New Lawyers, Student, Student Issue
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