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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

Common practice pitfalls: And how to avoid them

Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) was created to insure lawyers against legal malpractice claims. Most claims are brought by a lawyer’s own client and include an allegation that the lawyer made a mistake or did not meet the standard of care expected of him or her when delivering legal services. No lawyer is immune to… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Communications Errors, Inadequate Investigation, Student, Student Issue, Time Management

LAWPRO is not like your auto insurer

In my more than 20 years of defending lawyers on malpractice claims, I continue to be amazed at how little some lawyers seem to know about the “LAWPRO policy” and how a claim is handled. I am also frustrated by how often lawyers have not done even the simplest things that could help them avoid… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Articles, Content Type, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, LAWPRO policy, Student, Student Issue, Topics

The Member Assistance Program

Many students and lawyers find themselves confronting mental health and wellness issues during their career. If you find yourself dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, or other mental health or wellness concerns, know that you’re not alone. The Ontario Member Assistance Program (“MAP”) operated by Homewood Health provides resources and counselling at no cost to Ontario… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Student Issue, Wellness, Wellness

A place for every email and every email in its place: Improving your inbox organization

In a modern law firm, it is not uncommon for the bulk of a file to be located in the lawyer’s inbox. This includes records of client instructions, agreements between counsel, strategy discussions, and scheduling confirmations. This can also include attachments and documents circulated between lawyers and clients that are sometimes never stored in a… Read More »

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