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Tips for navigating the new Simplified Procedure

Significant changes to the Superior Court Simplified Procedure come into effect on January 1, 2020. Budget Bill 2019 amended section 108 of the Courts of Justice Act to eliminate trials by jury under the Simplified Procedure. Regulatory changes filed October 23, 2019 unveiled significant further changes to the Simplified Procedure as prescribed by Rule 76… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Online Only

Quick summary of 2020 policy and key dates

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Base premium unchanged for 2020: $2,950 No change to transaction levies Clarification of circumstances in which notice must be provided Clarifications to definitions of “spouse” and “dishonesty” under the policy How to renew your insurance You need to renew your insurance for the 2020 year. It will not happen automatically. Visit my.lawpro.ca to e-file your… Read More »

Categories: 2019 September - Insurance Issue, Articles

2020 insurance coverage for lawyers in private practice

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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 2020), 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: 2019 September - Insurance Issue, Articles, Content Type

2020 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: 2019 September - Insurance Issue, Articles

New lawyers: LAWPRO helps improve your practice

LAWPRO provides more than just mandatory professional malpractice insurance to Ontario lawyers. Our library of practicePRO resources is always growing and helps new and seasoned lawyers improve their skills, avoid malpractice claims, and succeed in their careers. LAWPRO Magazine: Your regular source of information to help your growing practice: As a lawyer, you will always… Read More »

Categories: Webzine

Non-Resident Sale Holdback Flowchart

Follow this flowchart when dealing with the sale of a property by a non-resident seller where there is no s.116 clearance certificate on closing. LAWPRO sees claims from the sellers and buyers lawyers who have missed or misinterpreted the obligations and liabilities which arise when a non-resident sells a property without delivering a s.116 clearance… Read More »

Categories: Checklist, Real Estate
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