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What we did in 2022: Program highlights

We returned to the office Yes, we physically returned to the office. While LAWPRO’s offices remained open throughout the pandemic, it was only in 2022 that all staff returned to regular attendance in the office through a hybrid work model. The opportunity to once again work side-by-side strengthened our team, helping us provide insureds with… Read More »

Categories: 2023 May - Year in Review 2022, Articles

What we did in 2022: Repairs

When LAWPRO is quickly alerted to real or potential claims, we are often able to rectify the problem, thereby preventing harm to a client and a malpractice claim from arising. Our counsel know how to best fix issues such as dismissal orders due to inadvertent missed deadlines, allegations of improper will drafting, minor errors on… Read More »

Categories: 2023 May - Year in Review 2022, Articles

What we did in 2022: Defending lawyers in court

Here are a few examples of defences successfully advanced by LAWPRO in 2022 on behalf of insureds Tax and contract litigation – Allegedly failing to follow explicit client instructions Lawyers themselves can sometimes make for challenging clients. As backseat drivers, they may feel they know more or are better qualified to make strategic and procedural… Read More »

Categories: 2023 May - Year in Review 2022, Articles

What we did in 2022: We helped – the practicePRO program

The practicePRO program provides risk management, claims prevention and law practice management information for free. Its resources, precedents and checklists are intended to help Ontario lawyers take proactive steps to avoid legal malpractice claims and grow successful and thriving law practices. In 2022, practicePRO focused on continuing to help lawyers adapt to workplace and practice… Read More »

Categories: 2023 May - Year in Review 2022, Articles

What we value is built into everything we do

Corporate Social Responsibility at LAWPRO is informed by a spirit of community and accountability, while acknowledging that we are governed and profoundly shaped by our unique role as the provider of the primary professional liability insurance program for all lawyers in Ontario. Supporting our future legal community LAWPRO’s efforts and activities to support law students… Read More »

Categories: 2023 May - Year in Review 2022, Articles

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

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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