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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

Generic ILA Checklist

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A person seeking independent legal advice is as much your client as any other. Resist the temptation to rush or take shortcuts. A lower standard of service is not warranted just because your meeting is brief and you may not see the client again. Remember that a modest $150 independent legal advice (ILA) consultation can… Read More »

Categories: Checklist, Independent Legal Advice

Using Title Insurance Safely Checklist

Title insurance plays an important role in real estate transactions. each transaction presents a different set of circumstances and risks. The Using Title Insurance Safely checklist (English) (Francais) keeps you on top of the variety of issues to consider when your are obtaining a title insurance policy for your client. The checklist provides further details… Read More »

Categories: Checklist, Title insurance

Sitting on a Non-Profit Board: A Risk Management Checklist

Serving as a director of a charitable or not-for-profit corporation can be a rewarding but potentially risky experience. A director can be held personally liable for his or her own actions or failures to act, as well as jointly and severally liable with the other members of the board of directors. Directors with specialized knowledge… Read More »

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ILA for Domestic Contracts Checklist

This checklist is designed specifically for domestic contracts. A person seeking independent legal advice is as much your client as any other. Resist the temptation to rush or take shortcuts. A lower standard of service is not warranted just because your meeting is brief and you may not see the client again. Remember that a… Read More »

Categories: Checklist, Independent Legal Advice

Employee Departure Checklist

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When any employee leaves your firm, regardless of whether they are leaving of their own accord or are being terminated, you need to ensure that your systems are protected. Promptly close all the departed employee’s points of access to your office and computer systems. This includes physical access with keys or access cards, as well… Read More »

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Commercial Transactions Checklist

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Many commercial matters involve the preparation of one or more documents. These documents are drafted based on communications between the parties to the document and/or their respective lawyers, the specific circumstances of the matter and applicable substantive law. While the majority of commercial deals in Ontario are concluded without difficulties, all too often LAWPRO sees… Read More »

Categories: Checklist, Corporate Law

Client Trial Preparation Checklist

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Prepare your client for the ups and downs of trial with this customizable checklist, which covers topics to discuss with your client, including process, timing, outcomes, risks and costs. From managing emotions to the day-to-day workings of a trial, the checklist covers important topics to discuss with your client in preparation for trial. Below are… Read More »

Categories: Checklist, Civil Litigation, Communications Errors

Annual Legal Health Check-up

In the same way a visit with a doctor or financial advisor offers an opportunity to identify issues and gauge physical or financial health, a discussion with a lawyer can help improve how clients deal with existing or potential legal issues. Perhaps your client has experienced a change in their relationship status or is considering… Read More »

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