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Ontario lawyers are being targeted by wire fraud

We are seeing a substantial increase in wire frauds where lawyers are being tricked into sending transaction proceeds to criminals. We encourage all Ontario lawyers and their staff to sign up for our complimentary CPD program “Avoiding the wire fraud nightmare – what you need to know to protect yourself and your clients” and hear… Read More »

Categories: Webzine

Limitation period updates, free CPD, and fraud alert

As we come to the end of 2020—and not a moment too soon—LAWPRO offers our best wishes for the holiday season and some resources to help you reduce your risk of a claim through the holidays and in the new year. Looking for last minute CPD? We’ve got you covered with complimentary CPD programs, several… Read More »

Categories: Webzine

Pandemic update: Virtual witnessing, counterparts, and new practice resources

Legal practices are changing rapidly to adapt to the world under physical distancing restrictions. At LAWPRO, we’re working hard to help lawyers through these unprecedented times. We’ve collected some of our most relevant resources below. Virtual witnessing of wills and POAs We’ve summarized what you need to know about the emergency order that allows the… Read More »

Categories: Webzine

Finding Your Way – Coping with Health and Wellness Issues

Our January issue of LAWPRO Magazine looks at health and wellness in the legal profession and resources available to Ontario lawyers to keep them operating at their best. Editorial: Help is available: The articles in this issue of LAWPRO Magazine will help you better appreciate when you or a colleague can benefit from getting some… Read More »

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Foresight is 2020: Start the year right with LAWPRO resources

2020 calendar

Resolve to provide your clients with the best service possible with LAWPRO’s help. We’ve collected some of our newest resources below to get you started. Make good use of your new calendar with our new limitations charts: LAWPRO has updated its limitations charts to help you keep track of Ontario limitation periods. … and don’t… Read More »

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Wills and estates: Helping lawyers help their clients

Drafting a will and planning an estate is sometimes the only point of contact a person will have with any lawyer. Guide them through an unfamiliar process by reviewing some of our best resources in wills and estates. One minute byte of claims prevention: Watch this video summary of common claims against wills and estate… Read More »

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New lawyers: LAWPRO helps improve your practice

LAWPRO provides more than just mandatory professional malpractice insurance to Ontario lawyers. Our library of practicePRO resources is always growing and helps new and seasoned lawyers improve their skills, avoid malpractice claims, and succeed in their careers. LAWPRO Magazine: Your regular source of information to help your growing practice: As a lawyer, you will always… Read More »

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Recent judicial decision makes private lender mortgages (slightly) less complicated

In past years, LAWPRO has written a series of articles on potential claims exposure on private mortgages when title insurance is obtained. A recent judicial decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal resolves some ambiguity as to the implications of transferring funds in such circumstances. The problem originally arose where the lender and borrower were… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Title insurance, Webzine

Know thy property: Four easily avoidable errors made before closing real estate transactions

When closing a real estate deal, there is limited time to address numerous legal and practical issues. Just getting a transaction across the finish line can often seem like a feat worthy of celebration. But getting past closing doesn’t bring closure if title errors are discovered after the fact. And even small errors can create… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Webzine

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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