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Towards a new understanding

Having written my Master’s major research paper on the interaction between aboriginal title and statutory land registration systems, I have had some vicarious exposure to the experiences of Indigenous people with the law. It was an eye-opening experience to learn some of the profound differences in fundamental assumptions regarding governance, law, the land and our… Read More »

Categories: 2016 January Indigenous, Articles, Editorials, Indigenous clients

Stop. Look. Listen.

Cover of 2014 Year in Review issue

The phrase, “Stop. Look. Listen.” was a slogan used to help people remember to stay alert while crossing railroad tracks before the invention of mechanical gates and flashing lights. It’s also a great way to remind oneself to be both prudent and responsive. Listening is a key skill for any professional and one we take… Read More »

Categories: 2015 May - Review of 2014, Articles, Editorials

What does diversity mean for our profession?

multi coloured shapes of people

As I look forward to celebrating in 2015 the 20th anniversary of LAWPRO providing the Ontario bar’s primary professional liability program, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the changes our society and profession have experienced during that time. This issue discusses the diversity that is now represented in our profession, how we are… Read More »

Categories: 2014 September Diversity, Articles, Diversity, Editorials

How do you prepare for the unknown?

Cover of June 2014 Lawpro magazine

As an insurance company, LAWPRO addresses that question every day. We have claims professionals, financial analysts and actuaries to help us and our insureds understand and prepare for what might happen – from the malpractice errors we see year after year (e.g. lawyer/client communications) to new technology dangers that put information and trust accounts at… Read More »

Categories: 2014 June - Year in Review 2013, Articles, Editorials

Interesting times (and cybercrimes) call for active risk reduction efforts, not just insurance coverage

sinister man in hat

Legal systems and their participants have a reputation – perhaps no longer just – for being slow to embrace technological change. But while good lawyers know that technology tools are not (at least not yet!) a full replacement for the exercise of professional judgment and the application of legal knowledge, they also know that a… Read More »

Categories: 2013 December Cybercrime, Articles, Cyber dangers, Editorials

A desire for deluxe car service at a compact car price: What is LAWPRO to do?

cover of May 2013 lawpro magazine

The title of this editorial reflects the reality of my world. Times are tough for many legal practitioners (not to mention many would-be clients of those practitioners) and affluent times are not necessarily around the next corner. The financial reset button has truly been hit, in many ways. LAWPRO is no different from any other… Read More »

Categories: 2013 May - Year in Review 2012, Articles, Editorials

Need some 2013 resolutions for your law practice? We have some!

computer monitor with sticky notes of new years resolutions

As you’ll learn in these pages, lasting positive change is less likely to come from radical self reinvention than from the slow and steady accretion of many positive “baby steps”. Would you like your practice to be more efficient, more profitable, more claim-proof, and more personally rewarding? Who wouldn’t? But who has the time to… Read More »

Categories: 2012 December Resolutions, Articles, Editorials
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