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Common practice pitfalls and how to avoid them (2018 edition)

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Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) was created to insure lawyers against legal malpractice claims. Most (though not all) 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… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Alerts, Communications Errors, Content Type, Inadequate Investigation, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Malpractice Errors, Student, Time Management

What new lawyers need to know about LAWPRO’s mandatory professional liability insurance (2018 edition)

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These FAQs answer some of the more common questions we hear from newly-called lawyers. The answers will help you determine if you need insurance coverage (or whether you’re exempt) and the steps you need to take to get your LAWPRO insurance coverage in place. What is professional liability insurance? Professional liability insurance is designed to… Read More »

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

LAWPRO is not like your auto insurer (2018 student edition)

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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, Topics

Happier where you are, or getting to a better place (2018 edition)

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Lawyering is stressful. Lawyers expect to handle the pressures of solving individuals’ high-stakes, emotionally charged problems. What lawyers don’t necessarily anticipate is that they may suffer stress from being stuck in a work situation that is not their first choice. Competition for jobs may mean that a lawyer needs to accept work outside his or… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Topics, Wellness, Wellness

The view from here: An interview with articling and LPP students (2018 edition)

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LAWPRO articling students Madeleine Tyber and Anne Laverty and LPP student Jennifer Lillie share advice and insights for law students looking ahead. Be confident Buzz among law students is that they don’t know anything when it comes to articling and that they will face a steep learning curve. This is one of the rumors that… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Student

Resolve to get your law practice off to the best possible start (2018 edition)

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Professional liability claims can take the wind out of the sails of anyone’s legal career, but can be especially demoralizing for a new lawyer. Your best chance at avoiding claims is to develop great working habits right from the start. Here are some practice ‘resolutions’ that you may want to consider. Want more? Read the… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Student

Student to lawyer: 20 tips for a smooth transition (2018 edition)

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This is an abridged version of the LAWPRO article: “20 tips for a successful transition” – a guide for law students through the transition from student life to legal practice. See practicepro.ca/20newlawyertips for the full article. Honestly assess your strengths and preferences to identify what makes sense for you in terms of the type of… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Student

Where to look for help

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The Member Assistance Program (MAP), offered by Homewood Health provides a wide range of services and resources to lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and other legal professionals, as well as their families. Perhaps you’re stressed, not sleeping, dealing with marital strife or suspecting you drink too much. Or you may be searching for more information… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Topics, Wellness, Wellness

Planning to do real estate work? A primer on title insurance and the TitlePLUS program (2018)

If you’re planning to do any real estate work when you go into practice, you’ll soon hear about a resource used by many real estate practitioners – title insurance. It’s a type of insurance coverage that lawyers across Canada are telling their clients about to help protect them against some typical problems that might crop… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Areas of Law, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Real Estate, Student, Title insurance, TitlePLUS, Topics

New lawyer cyber dangers and how to avoid them

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Like the local bank, your practice holds valuable information and money. Your computer systems may contain client information, trade secrets, and intellectual property. Your trust accounts have large sums of money. A cyber breach or trust account theft will harm your clients and potentially cripple your practice. Security guards, specialized safes, and sophisticated procedures protect… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Articles, Content Type, Cyber dangers, LAWPRO Magazine, Student, Topics
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