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Leave of absence insurance options and checklist

LAWPRO claims statistics show that lawyers taking extended leaves of absence face increased vulnerability to claims as a result of inadequate file supervision, transfer procedures, and missed deadlines. Litigators should be mindful of the 5-year deadline to set matters down for trial under Rule 48. Here are some tips to avoid the files you leave… Read More »

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Video Conferencing Checklist

There are a lot of things lawyers need to keep track of when providing legal services by video conference. This Video Conferencing Checklist (Word document or PDF file) will help you consider the steps you need to take before, during, and after a video conference meeting with a client. This Checklist has been modified from… Read More »

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What are my insurance options if I need to take a temporary leave of absence from practice?

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You can apply for Exemption ‘C’ under the LAWPRO Program if you are taking a temporary leave of absence from practice. The leave may be up to five years for family reasons or illness and two years for other reasons. This exemption is for a temporary leave of absence only, meaning you must intend to… Read More »

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Construction Lien Flowchart

This detailed flowchart will help you determine which Act applies to your construction law matter. Generally, the old Act will apply where a contract for the improvement was entered into before July 1, 2018 or a “procurement process” for the improvement was commenced before July 1, 2018 by the owner. If neither of these circumstances… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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