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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

Defending lawyers in court in 2020

Despite any attempts to resolve claims without litigation, sometimes court is inevitable. Every year, LAWPRO steps in to defend licensees from unwarranted lawsuits and accusations.Here are a few examples of defences successfully advanced by LAWPRO in 2020 on behalf of insureds. Contract law – Claims against alleged partners of debtors Partners in a legal firm… Read More »

Categories: 2021 April - 2020 Year in Review, Articles, Casebook

Your 2021 insurance program: Expanded coverage; easy renewal

Quick summary of changes: Innocent Party coverage now provided to all insureds Base premium for 2021: $3,000 No change to transaction levies Simplified one-click renewal process Consolidated renewal deadlines and reduced late filing surcharges What is new for 2021? The 2021 E&O program focuses on expanding the availability of coverage for claims involving vicarious liability,… Read More »

Categories: 2020 October - Insurance Issue 2021, Articles

2021 insurance coverage for lawyers in private practice, sole practitioners and lawyers in association or partnership

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 2021), applicable to claim expenses, indemnity payments and/or costs of repairs together. Standard deductible: $5,000 per claim, applicable to claim expenses, indemnity payments and/or costs of… Read More »

Categories: 2020 October - Insurance Issue 2021, Articles, LAWPRO policy

2021 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: 2020 October - Insurance Issue 2021, Articles
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