Editorial: Help is available
At one time or another, most lawyers and paralegals will have seen a family member, a friend, or a colleague struggling with health or addiction issues. Undoubtedly, a good number of those reading this column will have themselves struggled with health issues at some point during the course of their career. Historically, the profession has… Read More »Categories: 2020 January - Finding Your Way, Articles, Editorials
Editorial: A careful balance
By Dan Pinnington, President & CEO of LAWPRO. My first year as CEO has flown by. It seems like just yesterday that I was writing remarks as the incoming President & CEO for the 2017 Year in Review issue of LAWPRO Magazine. I believe it was a successful year of transition, for both me and… Read More »Categories: 2019 May - 2018 Year in review, Articles, Editorials
Editorial: Incoming President & CEO
As a young litigator in Niagara more than two decades ago, I had to report my first claim to LPIC (as it was then known). I remember my feelings like it was yesterday. It was a simple and preventable error – missing a notice period on a slip and fall. I felt embarrassed. I felt… Read More »Categories: 2018 May Year in Review 2017, Articles, Content Type, Editorials, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type
Will disruptions make us better?
Disruption isn’t new – it just feels that way. The wheel, the printing press, even electronic land registration were disruptions to the status quo. What’s different this time? The relentless pace and the wide breadth of transformation. As we have all observed, change is constant and is taking place in all areas of our professional… Read More »Categories: 2018 February Top Legal Disruptions, Articles, Content Type, Editorials, Future of law, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Topics
The amorphous now
Dealing with ambiguity is one of the most important skills a leader can master. Making decisions when all necessary information is not at hand helps to keep our economies, businesses and even families moving forward. There often isn’t enough time to gather all the pertinent data – it just doesn’t exist, or it’s too expensive…. Read More »Categories: 2017 August Managing Change, Articles, Content Type, Editorials, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type
Weaving solutions to complex problems
Each thread in a fabric makes the others stronger and in the fabric that is LawPRO, each employee is a vital strand that strengthens the weave. Our customer service department guides underwriting and applications, our claims department works to contain the standard of care and defend our insureds, our information services protect your data, and… Read More »Categories: 2017 May - 2016 Annual Review, Articles, Editorials
Editorial: Who or what is really making our decisions?
The room was abuzz. Audience members were whispering questions and asking how to apply the new information in their offices. The event was a Law Society of Upper Canada Continuing Professional Development program entitled Neuroscience and Behavioural Economics for Legal Practitioners and I don’t remember sensing as much engagement in other recent events I have… Read More »Categories: 2017 February Neuroscience, Editorials, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type
Not your mother’s law career
Who (or what) inspired you to go to law school? Regardless of their reasons for choosing a legal education, today’s young lawyers can expect that their experiences practising law will be different from depictions of the profession they witnessed growing up. Tablet computers have replaced wheeled trial bags, Skype™ conferences stand in for face-to-face meetings,… Read More »Categories: 2017 Student Issue No 5, Articles, Editorials
Being part of the collaboration
To quote The Action Group on Access to Justice (“TAG”), “The justice system is inaccessible to far too many. We must find better, more affordable and timely ways for people to manage and resolve their legal problems. No single organization has the answers. Collaboration, innovation and broad participation is required.” How can we help while… Read More »Categories: 2016 September A2J, Articles, Editorials
Stable. Advice. Trustworthy. Security. Professional. Coverage.
The words that appear on our cover describe how LAWPRO served its insureds in 2015. An insurance company can call itself a success if it provides stability in an unpredictable environment. Insurance allows the economy to grow by providing a place where it is safe for insureds to navigate day-to-day challenges and unpredictable events. with… Read More »Categories: 2016 May - Year in Review 2015, Articles, Editorials