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Cultivate Your Innovation Mindsets to Build Your Future Practice Today

The legal services sectors are experiencing a period of rapid, significant change. With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a spotlight on the shortcomings of antiquated parts of our justice system and legal practice models, courts and law firms quickly shifted processes and practices throughout 2020. There’s no turning back. To help you plan for the future… Read More »

Categories: Access to Justice, Firm Management, Future of law, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Technology, Online Only, Solo and Small Firm, Wellness

Tips to Prepare for the New Rule Changes

On January 1, 2021, significant changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure come into force. While you should review the amendments carefully, this article includes some key practical tips and an overview of the major changes. Key Practice Tips You can now serve documents by email. Confirm that your email address is up to date… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Online Only

How to deal with limitations periods that were suspended during the pandemic

From calls we have received from insureds, LAWPRO is aware there are questions regarding whether limitation periods and procedural deadlines were suspended during the pandemic. We have had several pandemic-related limitation period claims reported to us. This article provides some direction on how you should deal with limitation periods or procedural deadlines that may have… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitation Periods, Online Only, Time Management

Tips for calculating limitations deadlines accounting for the COVID-19 emergency suspension period

As we noted in this article, there appears to be some questioning whether limitation periods were suspended during the pandemic. LAWPRO believes these concerns are unwarranted. Further to the provisions of the original Emergency Order, and the subsequent actions and circumstances springing from it, LAWPRO believes that limitation periods and procedural deadlines were suspended. As… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitation Periods, Online Only, Time Management

A holiday tradition the pandemic won’t stop this year: frauds targeting lawyers

A holiday tradition the pandemic won’t stop this year: frauds targeting lawyers The pandemic means we won’t be able to fill our December holidays with the familial gatherings and other joyful celebrations to which we are accustomed. But even though many holiday activities and events are cancelled, there is one annual tradition that likely won’t… Read More »

Categories: Cyber dangers, Fraud, Online Only

This is not a claim, but…

At LAWPRO we often get explanations from insureds as to why they feel their matter is not reportable to LAWPRO. Commonly we hear the following: “There is no claim against me. No one has commenced an action, there is no litigation. So, there is no claim”. In this article I will explain common misunderstandings about… Read More »

Categories: Criminal Law, Immigration, LAWPRO policy, Online Only

“Zombie” transfers can come back to haunt you

The bottom line: A dead person cannot convey an interest in land A “zombie” deed/transfer refers to a land transfer registered after the death of the transferor as if the transferor is still alive. There has been much debate around the use of “zombie” deeds – a recent case attempts to put the debate to… Read More »

Categories: Online Only, Real Estate
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